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1978 
CRIME 

IN MARYLAND 




UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



IN MEMORIAM 



Members of the Criminal Records-Central Repository express 
their sympathy to the families of Maryland law enforcement officers 
who were killed in the line of duty. In 1978, those officers killed 
were: 



EDGAR J. RUMPF 



Pol ice Officer 
Baltimore City Police Department 



1944 - 1978 



★ 



ALBERT M. CLAGGETT IV 



Pol ice Officer 
Prince George's County Police Department 



1952 - 1978 



★ 



JAMES B. SWART 



Police Officer 
Prince George's County Police Department 

1952 - 1978 



* 



NELSON F. BELL, JR. 

Pol ice Officer 
Baltimore City Police Department 



1950 - 1978 



STATE OF MARYLAND 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORTS 



HARRY R. HUGHES GOVERNOR 



GORDON C. KAMKA 

SECRETARY, DEPARTMENT OF 

PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL 

SERVICES 

THOMAS S. SMITH 

SUPERINTENDENT, MARYLAND 
STATE POLICE 



CRIMINAL RECORDS 
CENTRAL REPOSITORY 



DIRECTOR 
MAJOR H. W. DASHIELLS 

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS 
LAMONT EDWARDS D/SGT. W. L WELLS 



VICTOR J. KONSAVAGE FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 

EDGAR H. WHITEMAN FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 

ROBERT J. SPANGLER FIELD REPRESENTATIVE 



UNIFORM CRIME REPORTING SECTION 



ROSE MARIE DECARLO ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST 

STAFF 

M. ANTOINETTE COMFORT 
ROSEMARY FUCHS 
BARBARA JACOBS 
ANN LEVIN 
ELEANOR D. MERCER 
PHYLLIS SARKIN 

BEATRICE SHAPIRO 
DENISE E. SMITH 



MARYLAND STATE POLICE 

August 8, 1979 



Honorable Harry Hughes 
Governor of Maryland 
State House 

Annapolis, Maryland 21404 

Dear Governor Hughes: 

Pursuant to Article 88B, Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated 
Code of Maryland, the Maryland State Police respectfully submits the 
1978 Uniform Crime Report for your information and review. 

The information presented here represents the fourth annual 
report produced by the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. The 
statistics presented were compiled from monthly reports submitted to 
Criminal Records-Central Repository by law enforcement agencies through- 
out Maryland. Every effort has been made to verify the accuracy and 
completeness of the published information. 

This information is presented with the hope that it will be 
of valuable assistance to law enforcement personnel and members of the 
Executive and Legislative branches of government. It should be help- 
ful in planning programs and legislation to combat criminal activity 
in Maryland. 

This report is dedicated to the public officials and law 
enforcement officers who have cooperated in the establishment and 
operation of the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program. Their 
diligence and interest have made this report possible. 



Sincerely, 




Superintendent 



ICaul iEnforrrm? nt (Sioht nf &\ic3 



( Julu ii to 

iertre ntanltinJ; to ia^e^uai^ iivei ttjiJ properly; to protect tke utnocent a^ainil 
tl*ception, tLe weaL a^ainit opprei.\ion or intimiJation, antl tlie peace^uf 
a^ainit violence or JiiorJer; ajtJl to mpect tit* C^onititutionai ri^Lti of aif 
to iiLerli^f rt^ua^iti^ euttl justice. 



men 



mamiaut coura- 



{ tlltll Leep my private fife un ^uHieel tts cut extunpie to aii; maijttt 
^eoui catm in lit* face of Jtan^er, icorriy or ridicuie; tleveiop ieif-reAtraint; anJ. 
he constanli^ mintlfui of iLe welfare of otken. ^J4oneit in tkou^kt and deed 
in Ltk mu perionaiandofficia(iif*,^u/itil>e exentpiar^ in oLe^in^ tlie iawi 
of tke iand and tke regulations of my departmen t. WkateverJ see or Hear of 
a confidential natur* or tkat is confided to me in my official capacity wiif ke 
kept ever Secret unless revelation is necessary in tke performance of my duty. 



antmos- 



I mill never act officiously or permit personal feeling, prejudices, 
ilies or friendskips to influence my decisions, no compromise for crime 

and u'itk relentless prosecution of criminals, ..9 will enforce tke lau> courteously 
and appropriately wit k out fear or favor, malice or ill will, never employiny 
unnecessary force or violence and never acceptiny ymtuitieS. 

I rPrOgittEF tke kadye of my off ce as n symkol of puklic failk, and 
.^accept it aj a puklic trtist to ke k eld so lony as ^ am true to tke etk ICS of 
tke police Service. will constantly strive to ackieve tkese okjectives and ideals, 
dedicating myself kefore C^od to my ckosen profession . . . law enforcement. 



ACKNOWLEDGEMENT 



The Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
acknowledges the support made available from the Law Enforcement 
Assistance Administration, obtained through the Governor's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, which provided 
the funds to establish and operate the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program and make this third Annual Report possible. 



V 



TABLE OF CONTENTS 



Letter of Transmittal iii 

Law Enforcement Code of Ethics iv 

Acknowledgement v 

Introduction 3 

Classification of Offenses 11 

Profile of Maryland 19 

Crime Factors 21 

Crime Index 23 

Maryland Offense Data 27 

Crime Index Offenses 29 

Murder 39 

Rape 47 

Robbery 53 

Aggravated Assault 59 

Breaking or Entering 65 

Larceny 73 

Motor Vehicle Theft 79 

Index Offense Data 85 

Municipality Crime Rates 101 

Maryland Arrest Data 109 

Violent Crime Ill 

Property Crime 112 

Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 112 

Gambling Arrests 112 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 147 

Law Enforcement Officers Killed 149 

Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted 151 

Law Enforcement Employee Data 161 



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LIST OF TABLES AND CHARTS 



Crime Index for Maryland 1 

Crime Trends for Maryland 2 

Maryland UCR System Flow 9 

Map of Maryland 20 

Crime Index Offenses-Volume by Month 32 

Violent Crime- Volume by Month 33 

Property Crime-Volume by Month 34 

Clearance Rates 35 

Stolen Property-Analysis of Value Stolen & Recovered 36 

Value of Property Stolen-Percent of Volume Recovered 37 

Murder- Volume by Month 42 

Murder Victims-Analysis by Age, Sex & Race 43 

Murder-Distribution by Type of Weapon 44 

Murder-Distribution by Day of Week 45 

Rape- Volume by Month 50 

Rape-Percent Distribution by Nature 51 

Robbery- Vol ume by Month 56 

Robbery-Value of Property Stolen 57 

Robbery-Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon 58 

Aggravated Assault-Volume by Month 62 

Aggravated Assault-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Weapon 63 

Breaking or Entering- Vol ume by Month 68 

Breaking or Entering-Val ue of Property Stolen 69 

Breaking or Entering-Percent Distribution by Nature 70 

Breaking or Entering-Percent Distribution by Type 71 

Larceny- Vol ume by Month 76 

Larceny-Distribution by Type 78 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Volume by Month 82 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Vehicle 83 

Motor Vehicle Theft-Percent of Value Recovered 84 

Maryland UCR Crime Index Report by Region, County, 

& Agency 88 

Municipality Crime Index 102 

Arrests-Juvenile 114 

Arrests-Adult 115 

Arrests-Adults vs. Juveniles 116 

Arrests-Drug Abuse Violations-Percent Distribution 

by Type 117 

Arrests-Gambling Violations-Percent Distribution 

by Type 118 

Arrests-Sex & Race of Persons Arrested 119 

Arrests-Age of Persons Arrested 120 

Maryland Arrest Report by Region, County & Agency 122 

Police Assaulted-Percent Distribution by Type of Weapon .. 152 



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Police Assaul ted-Percent Distribution by Type 

of Activity 153 

Police Assaul ted-Percent Distribution of Injuries 

vs. Non-Injuries 154 

Police Assaul ted-Percent Distribution by Time of Day .... 155 
Law Enforcement Officers Assaulted by Region, County, 

& Agency 156 

Law Enforcement Employee Rates by Region & County 163 

Law Enforcement Employee Data by Region, County, 

& Agency 164 



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CRIME INDEX FOR MARYLAND 



NUMBER OF RATE PER 

OFFENSES INDEX 100,000 PERCENT PERCENT 

OFFENSES INHABITANTS DISTRIBUTION CLEARED 



MURDER 


338 


8.2 


• 


1 


81 


FORCIBLE RAPE 


1 ,476 


*71.3 


• 


6 


56 


Rape by Force 

Assault to Rape-Attempts 


1 ,169 
307 










ROBBERY 


12,828 


309.6 


5. 


3 


27 


Firearm 

Knife or Cutting 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
Strong Arm (Hands, Fists, 

Etc. ) 


4,787 

1,031 
907 

6,103 










AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 


15,686 


378.6 


6. 


5 


59 


Firearm 

Knife or Cutting 

Instrument 
Other Dangerous Weapon 
Hands, Fists, Feet, Etc. 


3,252 

4,378 
5,268 
2,788 










BREAKING OR ENTERING 


58,901 


1,421.7 


24. 


5 


20 


Forcible Entry 

Unlawful Entry - No Force 

Attempted - Forcible Entry 


44,734 
8,193 
5,974 










LARCENY-THEFT 


134,012 


3,234.7 


55. 


6 


19 


$200 and Over 
$50 to $200 
unOGr 4>ou 


27,586 
48,589 

C "7 00~! 

b/ ,o3/ 










MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 


17,599 


424.8 


7. 


3 


20 


Autos 

Trucks and Buses 
Other Vehicles 


13,616 
1 ,684 
2,299 










TOTAL 


240,840 


5,813.2 


**100. 





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*Rate per 100,000 Females 

■*Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding. 



CRIME TRENDS FOR MARYLAND 



NUMBER PERCENT RATE PER PERCENT 
INDEX OFFENSES YEAR OF CHANGE 100,000 CHANGE 

OFFENSES VOLUME INHABITANTS RATE 



MURDER 



FORCIBLE RAPE 



ROBBERY 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



LARCENY-THEFT 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



1975 


435 




10.6 




1976 


352 


-19 


8.5 


-20 


1977 


333 


- 5 


8.0 


- 6 


1978 


338 


+ 2 


8.2 


+ 3 


1975 


1 ,288 




*60.8 




1976 


1 ,327 


+ 3 


*64.1 


+ 5 


1977 


1 ,439 


+ 8 


*69.5 


+ 8 


1978 


1 ,476 


+ 3 


*71 .3 


+ 3 


1975 


14,104 




344.2 




1976 


12,247 


-13 


295.5 


-14 


1977 


12,088 


- 1 


292.1 


- 1 


1978 


12,828 


+ 6 


309.6 


+ 6 


1975 


13,251 




323.4 




1976 


12,322 


- 7 


297.3 


- 8 


1977 


14,856 


+21 


358.9 


+21 


1978 


15,686 


+ 6 


378.6 


+ 5 


1975 


57,936 




1 ,413.8 




1976 


56,351 


- 3 


1,359.8 


- 4 


1977 


57,938 


+ 3 


1 ,399.8 


+ 3 


1978 


58,901 


+ 2 


1,421.7 


+ 2 


1975 


134,001 




3,269.9 




1976 


134,337 


+ .3 


3,241 .7 


- 1 


1977 


131 ,516 


- 2 


3,177.5 


- 2 


1978 


134,012 


+ 2 


3,234.7 


+ 2 


1975 


21,192 




517.1 




1976 


17,772 


-16 


428.9 


-17 


1977 


17,732 


-.2 


428.4 


-.1 


1978 


17,599 


- 1 


424.8 


- 1 



1975 242,207 5,910.4 

1976 234,708 - 3 5,663.8 - 4 
'^'^^ 1977 235,902 + 1 5,699.5 + 1 

1978 240,840 + 2 5,813.2 + 2 



*Based on Rate per 100,000 Females 



2 



INTTRODUCTION 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program is one of the 
steps that have been taken in the establishment of an effective State- 
wide Criminal Justice Information System. This particular phase of 
the CJIS is oriented toward law enforcement and has brought about a 
statewide uniform method of collecting crime statistical data, pro- 
ducing a consolidated annual report concerning crime in Maryland, and 
reporting statewide crime statistics from a single agency to the 
Federal Bureau of Investigation. 

National Uniform Crime Reporting Program 

The counterpart of the statewide UCR Program is the National 
UCR Program which is under the direction of the Federal Bureau of In- 
vestigation. This national program is the result of a need for nation- 
wide and uniform compilation of law enforcement statistics. Uniform 
Crime Reports were first collected in 1930 after being developed by 
a committee of the International Association of Chiefs of Police. 

Today the lACP continues to serve in an advisory capacity 
to the FBI in its operation of the program. 

Crime statistics voluntarily submitted by individual law 
enforcement agencies from all fifty states are presented annually in 
the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports Publication entitled "Crime in the 
United States". 

In the last several years the FBI has been actively assist- 
ing individual states in the development of statewide programs of 
law enforcement statistics compatible with the National UCR Program. 
In taking advantage of the invaluable assistance provided, Maryland 
has developed its own statewide program for collection of law en- 
forcement statistics. 

Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program 

The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program involves the 
uniform compilation, classification, and analysis of crime statistics 
reported by all law enforcement agencies of the state pursuant to 
guides and regulations prescribed by law. 

The responsibility and authority for collection and dissemi- 
nation of UCR data was given to the Maryland Department of Public 
Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) under Article 88B, 
Sections 9 and 10, of the Annotated Code of Maryland. The UCR Program 
became operational January 1, 1975. 



3 



Purpose and Objectives 



In keeping with the recommendation of the President's Com- 
mission on Law Enforcement and the Administration of Justice, the 
Maryland UCR Program was planned for eventual growth into a complete 
and integrated offender based Criminal Justice Information System. 
Under this program, each offender arrested in Maryland will be tracked 
through the entire criminal justice system from time of arrest through 
the courts to the correctional system where his exit (parole, expira- 
tion of sentence, etc.) will be recorded. In this manner, a complete 
"criminal history" on individual offenders will be available for use 
by the police, courts, and correctional agencies in Maryland. In 
addition, statistical data derived from the CJIS Program will provide 
assistance in determining the overall efficiency of the criminal jus- 
tice system in Maryland and will make effective management studies 
possible. 

The fundamental objectives of the Maryland UCR Program 

are : 



1. Inform the governor, legislature, other governmental 
officials, and the public as to the nature of the 
crime problem in Maryland - its magnitude and its 
trends. 



2. Provide law enforcement administrators with criminal 
statistics for administrative and operational use. 

3. Determine who commits crimes by age, sex, race and 
other attributes in order to find the proper focus 
for crime prevention and enforcement. 

4. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
workload and effectiveness of Maryland's Criminal 
Justice System. 

5. Provide base data and statistics to measure the 
effects of prevention and deterrence programs. 

6. Provide base data and statistics for research to 
improve the efficiency, effectiveness and perfor- 
mance of criminal justice agencies. 

7. Provide base data to assist in the assessment of 
social and other causes of crime for the develop- 
ment of theories of criminal behavior. 

8. Provide the FBI with complete UCR data to be in- 
cluded in the national crime reports. 



4 



Development 



Effective September, 1972, the first federal grant was 
awarded to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services 
(State Police) by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration to 
provide money to initiate a Statewide Uniform Crime Reporting Program 
in Maryland. A committee for the implementation of this Program was 
then established by State Police. 

The committee made studies of the federal program, as well 
as several state UCR Programs, which were operational at that time. 
Forms, tally books, and the Maryland UCR Manual were developed, 
printed, and distributed to all contributing agencies. Questionnaires 
concerning each law enforcement agency's record keeping systems were 
distributed to determine their capability to fully participate in the 
State Program. 

In September, 1974, an additional grant was awarded to the 
Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (State Police) 
by the Law Enforcement Assistance Administration for the purpose of 
hiring Field Records Representatives to serve as liaison officers 
between the State Program and the contributing law enforcement 
agencies. Also, additional clerical support for the State Program 
was provided in the grant. 

During the developmental phase, several workshops were 
held in various parts of the State to present the UCR Program in 
detail to participating agencies. Since that time, supplemental 
workshops have been held as needed. 

During 1975, the first year of operation, the UCR Staff 
concentrated its efforts in assisting requesting law enforcement 
agencies in devising or improving their record keeping systems. 
The UCR Staff continues to keep the agencies trained in UCR and 
to provide assistance where needed. Agencies contributing to the 
UCR Program have increased from 102 agencies in 1975 to 134 in 1978. 
The UCR Section collects crime information from these 134 agencies 
and publishes quarterly releases reflecting crime trends. In addi- 
tion, this is the fourth annual report produced by the UCR Staff 
containing an in-depth analysis of all information collected in 
the UCR Program. 

During 1978, statistics were collected concerning Battered 
Spouses, and the first Maryland Battered Spouse Report was produced. 
The period covered was from December 1, 1977 to November 30, 1978. 



Reporting Procedures 

Under the Maryland UCR Program, law enforcement agencies 
are required to submit specified Uniform Crime Reports. The necess- 
ary information for each of the required reports is gathered from 
each agency's record of complaints, investigations and arrests. 



5 



For those agencies desiring assistance in developing sound record 
systems, or improving their present system, a copy of the FBI's 
Manual of Police Records has been provided, along with training of 
records personnel by UCR Field Representatives. 

Crime data and information is submitted by state, county, 
and municipal law enforcement agencies on a daily, monthly, and 
annual basis. The daily report consists of the fingerprints of all 
persons arrested, detained, or charged with any crime or offense 
in Maryland. 

On a monthly basis, organized state, municipal, and county 
law enforcement agencies report the number of offenses known to them 
in the following crime categories: 

(1) Criminal Homicide 

(2) Forcible Rape 

(3) Robbery 

(4) Assault 

(5) Breaking or Entering 

(6) Larceny 

(7) Motor Vehicle Theft 

The count of offenses is taken from the record of complaints 
received by law enforcement agencies from victims, witnesses, other 
sources, or discovered by them during their own operation. Complaints 
determined by subsequent investigation to be unfounded are eliminated 
from the count. The resulting number of "actual offenses known to law 
enforcement agencies" in these crime categories is reported without 
regard to whether anyone is arrested, stolen property is recovered, 
local prosecutive policy, or any other consideration. Reported offen- 
ses are recorded by the municipality and county in which they occur. 
Municipal law enforcement agencies report those crimes which are com- 
mitted within the cities; county law enforcement agencies and state 
police report those crimes which occur in the counties outside the 
city. Law enforcement agencies also report on a monthly basis, supple 
mental offense information such as the value of property stolen and 
recovered as well as circumstances surrounding homicides and other 
pertinent data. Additional monthly reports of persons arrested are 
submitted. These reports provide information concerning the age, sex 
and race of persons arrested by each individual law enforcement agency 
Also, a police disposition of all juveniles arrested is collected. 

In addition, police employee data is collected on an annual 

basis. 



Verification Process 

An obvious concern in the collection of crime statistics 
for law enforcement agencies throughout the state is the uniformity 
and accuracy of data received. Program aides such as guides and 
instructions do not necessarily guarantee the accuracy and correct- 
ness of the reports submitted by the contributors. Additional con- 
trols therefore are necessary. 



Each report received by the UCR Section is recorded, 
examined and verified for mathematical accuracy, and possibly more 
important, for reasonableness. The verification process includes 
numerous checks to ensure the validity of information. The elimi- 
nation of duplication of reporting by individual contributors re- 
ceives particular attention. Minor errors are corrected by telephone 
contact with the contributors. Substantial variations and errors are 
adjusted through personal contacts with individual contributing 
agencies. The personal contacts are invaluable to the accuracy and 
quality of reporting. Field Representatives are engaged in a con- 
stant educational effort, and as such, provide a vital link between 
the UCR Program and the contributor. 

Population Data 

The computation of crime rates as they appear in this 
report by municipality, county, and state are based on 1978 popula- 
tion estimates provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation 
through the cooperation and assistance of the United States Bureau 
of Census. 

Monthly and annual Uniform Crime Reports are received from 
134 municipal, county, and state law enforcement agencies in Maryland. 

Limitations of a Uniform Crime Reporting Program 

Information currently collected by the Maryland Program is 
generally the same as that gathered by the National system, and the 
methods of classifying and scoring offenses and arrests are the same. 
This readily enables comparisons with other states and with the na- 
tion, as a whole. However, there are limitations to the information 
collected which should be clearly understood before any conclusions 
are drawn from the UCR data presented in this report. 

The main goal of the UCR Program is to furnish police 
administrators with a measure of their activities and operational 
problems as indicated by the number of reported offenses, arrests, 
clearances, and the like. 

A first step in the control of crime is to ascertain the 
true dimensions of the problem. However, present statistics as 
gathered by the UCR Program measure neither the real incidence of 
crime nor the full amount of economic loss to victims. Information 
regarding number of offenses and clearances is collected only for 
the seven Part I crimes. Value and type of property stolen and 
recovered data is requested only for property stolen in Part I offen- 
ses. For the Part II offenses (except non-aggravated assault), the 
only information submitted is the number of arrests for these crimes 
according to the age, sex and race of the subject. Consequently, 
there is no record of the actual number of these offenses occurring, 
nor is there a calculation made for property loss, as in cases of 
arson, vandalism, and embezzlement. 



7 



The Crime Index does not explicitly take into account the 
varying degrees of seriousness of its seven components. Each crime 
receives the same weight as it is added to the Index. Consequently, 
an auto theft is counted the same as a murder, and an aggravated 
assault is weighted equally with an attempted breaking or entering. 
Any review of crime must consider the volume, rate, and trend of 
each offense that comprises the Index and the relationship between 
these seven crimes. 

The Maryland and National Uniform Crime Reporting Programs 
are designed to measure offenses committed and persons arrested, and 
difficulties can arise if this distinction is not kept clearly in 
mind. Crimes relate to events, but arrests relate to persons. Un- 
like traffic violations where there is usually one event, with one 
violation and one offender, a single criminal act can involve several 
crimes, several offenders, and several victims. Relating specific 
crimes to the criminal, or specific offenses to characteristics of 
those arrested, is generally beyond the scope of the present Uniform 
Crime Reporting system. 

Juvenile crime and arrest statistics, because of their na- 
ture, are another area of misunderstanding. Many juvenile offenders 
are handled informally and, as a consequence, inaccurate or incomplete 
recording of the event or action may result. Procedures for handling 
juveniles vary between departments, more so than the handling of adult 
offenders. Furthermore, the degree of juvenile involvement in solved 
offenses is probably seriously misunderstood, because juvenile parti- 
cipation in clearances is recorded only when juveniles are exclusively 
involved. When both adults and juveniles are subjects in a clearance, 
the juvenile participation is not reported. 

The preceding comments should not be viewed as an indictment 
of the Uniform Crime Reporting Program which, admittedly, is designed 
for the operational requirements of law enforcement agencies. While 
current methods of gathering and reporting crime and arrest data pro- 
vide a less than complete picture of criminality in our society, 
there is at present no other informational system in general use 
that will more adequately perform this task. 



8 



MARYLAND UCR SYSTEM FLOW 



Field 
Liaison 
Unit 



Law 
Enforcement 
Agency 



UCR 
Returns 



I 




i 



Veri f ied 




No "V Yes 

Correct 



National Copy 



Maryland Copy 



Publ ic/ 
Research 



^ V 



Victim 



FBI 



Key Punch 



\ 










MD/UCR 




Hard Copy 




Report 




File 



Criminal 

Justice 

Agencies 



General 
Assembly 



Attorney 
General 



Governor 



9 



CLASSIFICATION OF OFFENSES 



Uniformity in reporting under the Maryland System is based 
upon the proper classification of offenses by police. 

The adoption of the Federal System of Uniform Crime Report- 
ing included the utilization of the offense classifications of that 
system. Law enforcement in this state has made accurate application 
of those classifications in the reports submitted to the Maryland 
Uniform Crime Reporting System. 

Offenses in Uniform Crime Reporting 

Offenses in Uniform Crime Reporting are divided into two 
groupings designated as Part I and Part II offenses. Crime Index 
offenses are included among the Part I offenses. Offense and arrest 
information is reported for the Part I offenses on a monthly basis, 
whereas only arrest information is reported for Part II offenses. 

The Part I offenses are as follows: 

1. CRIMINAL HOMICIDE -- (a) Murder and non-negligent 
manslaughter: All willful felonious homicides as 
distinguished from deaths caused by negligence. 
Excludes attempts to kill, assaults to kill, sui- 
cides, accidental deaths, or justifiable homicides. 
Justifiable homicides are limited to: (1) The 
killing of a person by a law enforcement officer 

in line of duty; and (2) The killing of a person 
in the act of committing a felony by a private 
citizen, (b) Manslaughter by negligence: Any 
death which the police investigation established 
was primarily attributable to gross negligence of 
some individual other than the victim. 

2. FORCIBLE RAPE — The carnal knowledge of a female, 
forcibly and against her will in the categories of 
rape by force, assault to rape, and attempted rape. 
Excludes statutory offenses (no force used - victim 
under age of consent). 

3. ROBBERY -- Stealing or taking anything of value from 
the care, custody, or control of a person by force or 
by violence or by putting in fear, such as strong-arm 
robbery, stickups, armed robbery, assaults to rob, 
and attempts to rob. 

4. AGGRAVATED ASSAULT -- Assault with intent to kill or 
for the purpose of inflicting severe bodily injury 
by shooting, cutting, stabbing, maiming, poisoning, 
scalding, or by the use of acids, explosives, or 
other means. Excludes simple assaults. 



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5. BURGLARY - BREAKING OR ENTERING -- Burglary, house- 
breaking, safecracking, or any breaking or unlawful 
entry of a structure with the intent to commit a 
felony or a theft. Includes attempted forcible entry. 

6. LARCENY-THEFT (except motor vehicle theft) -- The un- 
lawful taking, carrying, leading, or riding away of 
property from the possession or constructive possession 
of another. Thefts of bicycles, automobile accessories, 
shoplifting, pocket-picking, or any stealing of property 
or article which is not taken by force and violence or 
by fraud. Excludes embezzlement, "con" games, forgery, 
worthless checks, etc. 

7. MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT -- Unlawful taking or stealing or 
attempted theft of a motor vehicle. A motor vehicle 

is a self-propelled vehicle that travels on the surface 
but not on rails. Specifically excluded from this cate- 
gory are motor boats, construction equipment, airplanes, 
and farming equipment. 



The Part II Offenses are as follows: 

8. OTHER ASSAULTS -- Assaults and attempted assaults which 
do not result in serious or aggravated injury to the 
victim are included as other assaults. Examples of 
local jurisdiction offense titles which would be in- 
cluded in "other assaults" are: Simple assault, minor 
assault, assault and battery, injury by culpable negli- 
gence, resisting or obstructing an officer, intimidation, 
coercion, hazing, attempts to commit above. 

9. ARSON -- Include all arrests for violations of state 
laws and municipal ordinances relating to arson and 
attempted arson. Include: any willful or malicious 
burning or attempts to burn, with or without intent 
to defraud, a dwelling house, church, college, jail, 
meeting house, public building or any building, ship 
or other vessel, motor vehicle or aircraft; contents 
of buildings, personal property of another, goods or 
chattels, crops, trees, fences, gates, grain, vege- 
table products, lumber, woods, cranberry bogs, marshes, 
meadows, etc. 

If personal injury results from the arson, the situa- 
tion would be classified as aggravated assault. In 
the event a death results from arson, the incident 
would be classified as murder. 



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10. FORGERY AND COUNTERFEITING -- In this class are placed 
all offenses dealing with the making, altering, utter- 
ing or possessing, with intent to defraud, anything 
false in the semblance of that which is true. 

Include: Altering or forging public and other records. 
Making, altering, forging, or counterfeiting bills, notes, 
drafts, tickets, checks, credit cards, etc. Forging 
wills, deeds, notes, bonds, seals, trade-marks, etc. 

Counterfeiting coins, plates, bank notes, checks, etc. 

Possessing or uttering forged or counterfeited instru- 
ments. 

Erasures. 

Signing the name of another or fictitious person with 
intent to defraud. 

Using forged labels. 

Possession, manufacture, etc., of counterfeiting appara- 
tus. 

Selling goods with altered, forged, or counterfeited 
trade-marks. 

All attempts to commit the above. 

11. FRAUD -- Fraudulent conversion and obtaining money or 
property by false pretenses. Includes bad checks, 
confidence games, etc., except forgeries and counter- 
feiting. 

12. EMBEZZLEMENT -- Misappropriation or misapplication of 
money or property entrusted to one's care, custody, or 
control . 

13. STOLEN PROPERTY; BUYING, RECEIVING, POSSESSING — In- 
clude in this class all offenses of buying, receiving, 
and possessing stolen property, as well as all attempts 
to commit any of these offenses. 

14. VANDALISM -- Vandalism consists of the willful or mali- 
cious destruction, injury, disfigurement, or defacement 
of any public or private property, real or personal, 
without consent of the owner or person having custody or 
cojitrol , by cutting, tearing, breaking, marking, paint- 
ing, drawing, covering with filth, or any other such 
means as may be specified by local law. This offense 
covers a wide range of malicious behavior directed at 
property, such as: cutting auto tires, drawing obscene 



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pictures on public restroom walls, smashing windows, 
destroying school records, tipping over gravestones, 
defacing library books, etc. Count all arrests for 
the above, including attempts, 

15. WEAPONS; CARRYING, POSSESSING, ETC. -- This class 
deals with weapon offenses, regulatory in nature, 
such as: 

Manufacture, sale, or possession of deadly weapons. 

Carrying deadly weapons, concealed or openly. 

Using, manufacturing, etc., silencers. 

Furnishing deadly weapons to minors. 

Aliens possessing deadly weapons. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

16. PROSTITUTION AND COMMERCIALIZED VICE — Include in 
this class the sex offenses of a commercialized 
nature, such as: 

Prostitution. 

Keeping bawdy house, disorderly house, or house of 
i 1 1 fame . 

Pandering, procuring, transporting, or detaining 
women for immoral purposes, etc. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

17. SEX OFFENSES -- (Except forcible rape and prostitution 
and commercialized vice.) Include offenses against 
chastity, common decency, morals, and the like, such 
as : 

Adultery and fornication. 

Buggery. 

Incest. 

Indecent exposure. 
Indecent liberties. 

Intercourse with an insane, epileptic, or venerally 
diseased person. 



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Seduction . 

Sodomy or crime against nature. 

Statutory rape (no force). 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

18. DRUG ABUSE LAWS -- Drug abuse law arrests are re- 
quested on the basis of the narcotics used. Make 
the following subdivisions of drug abuse law arrests: 

Include all arrests for violations of state and local 
laws, specifically those relating to the unlawful 
possession, sale, use, growing, manufacturing, and 
making of narcotic drugs. 

a. Opium or cocaine and their derivatives (morphine, 
heroin, codeine). 

b. Marijuana. 

c. Synthetic narcotics--manufactured narcotics which 
can cause true drug addiction (demerol , metha- 
dones) . 

d. Dangerous nonnarcotic drugs (barbiturates, benze- 
drine). 

19. GAMBLING -- All charges which relate to promoting, 
permitting, or engaging in gambling are included in 
this category. To provide a more refined collection 
of gambling arrests, the following breakdown of gamb- 
ling arrests should be furnished. 

a. Bookmaking (horse and sport book). 

b. Numbers and lottery. 

c. All other. 

20. OFFENSES AGAINST THE FAMILY AND CHILDREN -- Include 
here all charges of nonsupport and neglect or abuse 
of family and children, such as: 

Desertion, abandonment, or nonsupport of wife or child. 

Neglect or abuse of child. (If injury is serious, 
score as aggravated assault.) 

Nonpayment of alimony. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 



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21. DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE -- This class is limited 
to the driving or operating of any vehicle or common 
carrier while drunk or under the influence of liquor 
or narcotics. Include: 

Operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated. 

Operating an engine, train, streetcar, boat, etc., 
while intoxicated. 

22. LIQUOR LAWS — With the exception of "drunkenness" 
(offense #23), and "driving under the influence" 
(offense #21), liquor law violations, state or local, 
are placed in this class. Include: 

Manufacture, sale, transporting, furnishing, possess- 
ing, etc., intoxicating liquor. 

Maintaining unlawful drinking places. 

Advertising and soliciting orders for intoxicating 
1 iquor. 

Bootlegging. 

Operating stil 1 . 

Furnishing liquor to a minor or intemperate person. 
Using a vehicle for illegal transportation of liquor. 
Drinking on train or public conveyance. 
All attempts to commit any of the above. 

23. DRUNKENNESS -- Not reported in Maryland. 

24. DISORDERLY CONDUCT — In this class are placed all 
charges of committing a breach of the peace. 
Include: 

Affray. 

Unlawful assembly. 
Disturbing the peace. 
Disturbing meetings. 

Disorderly conduct in state institutions, at court, 
at fairs, on trains, or public conveyances, etc. 

Disguised and masked persons; night riders. 



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Blasphemy, profanity, and obscene language. 

Desecrating flag. 

Refusing to assist an officer. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

25. VAGRANCY -- Include: 
Vagrancy. 
Begging. 

Loitering (persons 18 and over). 

26. ALL OTHER OFFENSES -- Include in this class every other 
state or local offense not included in offenses 1 to 25, 
such as: 

Admitting minors to improper places. 

Abduction and compelling to marry. 

Abortion (death resulting from abortion is a homicide, 
offense class la). 

Bigamy and polygamy. 

Blackmail and extortion. 

Bribery. 

Combination in restraint of trade; trusts, monopolies. 

Contempt of court. 

Criminal anarchism. 

Criminal syndicalism. 

Discrimination; unfair competition. 

Kidnapping. 

Marriage within prohibited degrees. 

Offenses contributing to juvenile delinquency (except 
as provided for in offenses 1 to 28 inclusive), such 
as employment of children in immoral vocations or 
practices, admitting minors to improper place, etc. 



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Perjury and subornation of perjury. 

Possession, repair, manufacture, etc., of burglar's 
tool s. 

Possession or sale of obscene literature, pictures, etc. 
Public nuisances. 
Riot and rout. 
Trespass. 

Unlawfully bringing weapons into prisons or hospitals. 

Unlawfully bringing drugs or liquor into state prisons, 
hospitals, etc.; furnishing to convicts. 

Unlawful disinterment of the dead and violation of 
sepul ture. 

Unlawful use, possession, etc., of explosives. 

Violation of state regulatory laws and municipal 
ordinances (this does not include those offenses or 
regulations which belong in the above classes). 

Violation of quarantine. 

All offenses not otherwise classified. 

All attempts to commit any of the above. 

27. SUSPICION -- While "suspicion" is not an offense, it 
is the ground for many arrests in those jurisdictions 
where the law permits. After examination by the police, 
the prisoner is either formally charged or released. 
Those formally charged are entered in one of the Part I 
or II offense classes. This class is limited to "sus- 
picion" arrests where persons arrested are released by 
the police. 

28. CURFEW AND LOITERING LAWS -- (JUVENILES) -- Count all 
arrests made by your department for violation of local 
curfew or loitering ordinances where such laws exist. 

29. RUN-AWAY (JUVENILES) -- For the purpose of Uniform Crime 
Reporting Program, report in this category apprehensions 
for protective custody as defined by your local statute. 
Count arrests made by other jurisdictions of run-aways 
from your jurisdiction. Do not include protective cus- 
tody actions with respect to run-aways you take for 
other jurisdictions. 



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PRORLE OF MARYLAND 



Maryland is one of the thirteen original states of the 
Union as well as being one of the oldest. It was founded on March 
25, 1634, just 25 years after the first English colony, Jamestown. 
Maryland is rich in historical points of interest. Our National 
Anthem was written at Fort McHenry in Baltimore. One of the bloodi- 
est battles of the Civil War took place at Antietam near Sharpsburg, 
and the first monument to George Washington was built near Boonsboro. 

Maryland is situated on the Atlantic coast extending west- 
ward into the Allegheny Plateau. It is bordered on the north by 
Pennsylvania and Delaware, to the west by West Virginia, to the 
south by Virginia and Washington, D.C., and the Atlantic Ocean to 
the east. 

The state is comprised of 23 counties and Baltimore City. 
Nationally, Maryland, although 42nd in size, ranks 17th in popula- 
tion. The most densely populated area is Baltimore City, and the 
least is Garrett County in Western Maryland. Maryland has many 
miles of rural areas and sparsely settled communities. Approxi- 
mately 84 percent of Marylanders reside in the Baltimore and Wash- 
ington areas. 

Maryland industries include mineral, timber, and seafood 
production. The port of Baltimore ranks as the 4th largest foreign 
trade port in the United States. 

Forest land represents nearly 47 percent of the total land 
area of the state. Seventeen of the twenty-three counties and Balti- 
more City border on tidal water. 

The climate of Maryland ranges from an average annual 
temperature of 48° Fahrenheit in the Western Maryland area to 58° 
Fahrenheit in the lower Chesapeake Bay area. 

Maryland has many recreational and sporting activities 
with fishing in the Chesapeake Bay, along the Atlantic Ocean, and 
trout fishing in the mountains. Skiing, hunting, boating, sailing, 
and golfing are also very popular. Maryland has long been known 
for its harness and running races, with many fine tracks where 
America's greatest thoroughbreds run each year. 

The facts set forth in this brief profile are presented 
in the hope that they will help the reader get a better understand- 
ing of Maryland's crime picture. 



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CRIME FACTORS 



statistics gathered under the Uniform Crime Reporting 
Program are submitted by the law enforcement agencies of Maryland 
and project a statewide view of crime. Awareness of the presence 
of certain crime factors, which may influence the resulting volume 
and type of statistics presented, is necessary if fair and equitable 
conclusions are to be drawn. These crime influencing factors are 
present, to some degree, in every community and their presence 
affects, in varying degrees, the crime experience of that community. 
Attempts at comparison of crime figures between communities should 
not be made without first considering the individual factors present 
in each community. 

Crime, as an outgrowth of society, remains a social prob- 
lem of grave concern and the police are limited in their role to its 
suppression and detection. As stated by the President's Commission 
on Law Enforcement and Administration of Criminal Justice in their 
report "The Challenge of Crime in a Free Society" (1967 - Page 92): 

"But the fact that the police deal daily with crime 
does not mean that they have unlimited power to 
prevent it, or reduce it, or deter it. The police 
did not create and cannot resolve the social condi- 
tions that stimulate crime. They did not start and 
cannot stop the convulsive social changes that are 
taking place in America. They do not enact the laws 
that they are required to enforce, nor do they dis- 
pose of the criminals they arrest. The police are 
only one part of the criminal justice system; the 
criminal justice system is only one part of the 
government; and the government is only one part of 
society. Insofar as crime is a social phenomenon, 
crime prevention is the responsibility of every part 
of society. The criminal process is limited to case 
by case operations, one criminal or one crime at a 
time. " 

Set forth below are some of the conditions which will, by 
type and volume, affect the crime that occurs from place to place: 

Density and size of the community population and the 
metropolitan area of which it is a part. 

Composition of the population with reference particu- 
larly to age, sex and race. 

Economic status of the population. 

Relative stability of population, including commuters, 
seasonal, and other transient types. 



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Climate, including seasonal weather conditions. 

Educational, recreational, and religious characteristics. 

Standards governing appointments to the police force. 

Policies of the prosecuting officials and the courts. 

Attitude of the public toward law enforcement problems. 

The administrative and investigative efficiency of the 
local law enforcement agency, including the degree of 
adherence to crime reporting standards. 

Organization and cooperation of adjoining and overlapping 
police jurisdictions. 



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CRIME INDEX 



The tabulations presented in the tables, graphs, and charts 
in this publication indicate t' 2 volume and distribution of crime in 
Maryland on the basis of a Crime Index. The crime figures are broken 
down by agency, county, regional, and state totals. 

The total number of criminal acts that occur is unknown, 
but those that are reported to law enforcement provide the first means 
of a count. Not all crimes come readily to the attention of law en- 
forcement; not all crimes are of sufficient importance to be signifi- 
cant in an index; and not all important crimes occur with enough re- 
gularity to be meaningful in an index. With these considerations in 
mind, the crimes below were selected as a group to furnish a conven- 
ient measure of the crime problem: 

1. Murder and Nonnegligent Manslaughter 

2. Forcible Rape 

3. Robbery 

4. Aggravated Assault 

5. Breaking or Entering 

6. Larceny-Theft 

7. Motor Vehicle Theft 

These offenses were selected because they are serious either by 
nature or frequency of occurence. 

The crime counts set forth in this publication are actual 
offenses established by police investigation. When police receive 
a complaint of a crime and the follow-up investigation discloses no 
crime occurred, it is "unfounded". 

In 1978, police investigations "unfounded" 6 percent of 
the complaints concerning Index Offenses, ranging from 1 percent in 
the Aggravated Assault category to 14 percent in the Motor Vehicle 
Theft category. When compared to 1977, there were also 1 percent 
"unfounded" in the Aggravated Assault category, and 14 percent in 
the Motor Vehicle Theft category. 



Calculation of Rates and Trends 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program provides data for 
police executives to measure local problems. To facilitate this 
function, it is sometimes necessary to convert the data into rates, 
percentages, or trends. Certain guidelines are presented. 



Crime Rates 

One of the most meaningful crime statistics is the Crime 
Rate. This rate is the number of offenses per 100,000 inhabitants. 



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This rate can be calculated regardless of the number of inhabitants 
in your city or county. To compute rates, divide your city's popu- 
lation by 100,000 and divide the number of offenses in each class 
by that answer. The answer is the number of offenses in each class 
per 100,000 and is your Crime Rate for that offense. 

Example: 

a. Population for your jurisdiction 75,000 

b. Number of burglaries for your 
jurisdiction for a year 215 

Divide 75,000 by 100,000 = .75 

Divide 215 by .75 = 286.7 

Your burglary rate: 286.7 per 100,000 inhabitants 

The number of .75 can now be divided into your totals in any offense 
class to produce a Crime Rate for that offense. 

This same computation can be completed to give you arrest rates per 
100,000 inhabitants. 



Clearance Rates 

The percentage of crimes cleared by arrest is obtained by 
dividing the number of offenses cleared by the number of actual 
offenses. This answer is then multiplied by 100. An example of 
this calculation is: 

a. Number of clearances in robbery 38 

b. Number of actual robberies 72 

Divide 38 by 72 = .528 

Multiply: .528 x 100 = 52.8 

Your percentage of clearance in robbery is 52.8%. 



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Percent of Change 

The method most commonly used to compare crime statistics 
for the current year with any prior year is the Percent of Change. 
This Percent is calculated by subtracting the prior year's data from 
the current year's data and dividing the resulting figure by the 
prior year's data. The answer is then multiplied by 100. An example 
of this calculation is: 

a. 1978 Robberies 12,828 

b. 1977 Robberies 12,088 



Subtract 12,088 from 12,828 = 740 
Divide 740 by 12,088 = + .06 

Multiply +.06 X 100 = +6% 
Your Percent of Change in Robbery is +6%. 



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MARYLAND 
OFFENSE DATA 



CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 



Volume 

A total of 240,840 Crime Index Offenses were reported to 
law enforcement agencies in Maryland during the Calendar Year 1978. 
This represents an increase of 2 percent when compared to the 1977 
data which was comprised of a total of 235,902 Crime Index Offenses. 

The Crime Index Offenses referred to here represent the 
most common problem to law enforcement. They are serious crimes by 
their nature, volume, or frequency of occurrence. Basically, they 
can be categorized as Violent Crimes, which include Murder, Forcible 
Rape, Robbery, and Aggravated Assault, or as Property Crimes, which 
include Breaking or Entering, Larceny, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 

An analysis of the total Index by month in 1978 shows that 
August had the highest frequency of occurrence and February had the 
lowest. Compared to 1977, August had the highest frequency and Janu- 
ary had the lowest. 



Violent Crime 

Violent Crimes involve the element of personal confronta- 
tion between the perpetrator and the victim. Because of their very 
nature. Violent Crimes are considered more serious than Property 
Crimes. These offenses accounted for 13 percent of the total Crime 
Index for 1978. In 1977, Violent Crimes comprised 12 percent of 
the Crime Index. 

Analyzing the Violent Crimes by month reveals November and 
December had the greatest frequencies of occurrence, while February 
had the lowest. 1977 showed July and August to have the highest 
frequencies and January to have the lowest. 



Property Crime 

The number of Property Crimes reported during 1978 was 
more than 7 times greater than the number of Violent Crimes re- 
ported. As a group. Property Crimes made up 87 percent of the 
total Crime Index in comparison to 1977, when they comprised 88 
percent. 

A monthly analysis showed August had the highest fre- 
quency of occurrence and February had the lowest. During 1977, 
August was the highest and January was the lowest. 



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Rates 



Crime Rates relate the incidence of crime to the resident 
population. Many other factors which may contribute to the volume 
and type of crime in a given jurisdiction are not incorporated here, 
but are shown in the section entitled "Crime Factors". 

In 1978, the Crime Rate for Maryland was 5,813.2 victims 
for every 100,000 population. This represents a 2 percent increase 
in Crime Rate when compared to 1977 with 5,699.5 victims per 100,000 
population. 

The 1978 Rate for the Violent Crime group was established 
at 732.0 victims per 100,000 inhabitants, a 5.5 percent increase 
compared with 1977. The Property Crime group resulted in a Rate 
of 5,081.2 per 100,000 inhabitants. This results in a 1.5 percent 
increase when compared to 1977. 



Clearances 

For Uniform Crime Reporting purposes, a crime is cleared 
when police have identified the offender, have evidence to charge 
him and actually take him into custody. Solutions of crimes are 
also recorded in exceptional instances where some element beyond 
police control precludes formal charges against the offender, such 
as the victim's refusal to prosecute or local prosecution is de- 
clined because the subject is being prosecuted elsewhere for a 
crime committed in another jurisdiction. The arrest of one person 
can clear several crimes or several persons may be arrested in the 
process of solving one crime. 

Maryland law enforcement agencies cleared 23 percent of 
all Index Offenses reported to them in 1978. During 1977, police 
cleared 24 percent of the Index Offenses reported. 

The Violent Crimes recorded a 45 percent clearance rate 
as compared to 1977 with a 49 percent clearance rate. The Property 
Crime group revealed a 19 percent clearance rate in 1978, as com- 
pared to 20 percent in 1977. 

Considering individually the 1978 Violent Crime solution 
rate, it was determined that police were successful in solving 81 
percent of the Murders, 56 percent of the Rapes, 27 percent of the 
Robberies, and 59 percent of the Aggravated Assaults. The Property 
Crime solution rates were 20 percent for Breaking or Entering, 19 
percent for Larceny, and 20 percent for Motor Vehicle Theft. 

The relatively high clearance rate for Violent Crimes as 
compared to non-violent Property Crimes is in part attributable to 
the volume difference between the two. Property Crime volume is 
much greater than that of Violent Crime and police investigation of 



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Violent Crime is usually more intense. The element of confrontation 
between victim and perpetrator, as well as witness identification of 
the perpetrator, also contributes to this higher rate of solution. 



Juvenile Clearances 

In 1978, the clearance involvement of those persons under 
the age of 18 represented 32 percent of all cases cleared, the same 
as in 1977. 

The juvenile clearances for the Violent Crime category 
represented 18 percent of those cases solved, the same as in 1977, 
with 7 percent clearances in Murder cases, 9 percent clearances in 
Rape cases, 31 percent clearances in Robbery cases, and 14 percent 
clearances in Aggravated Assault cases. 

The Property Crime clearances involving juveniles repre- 
sented 37 percent of those cases solved, the same as in 1977, with 
40 percent in Breaking or Entering cases, 37 percent in Larceny 
cases, and 33 percent in Motor Vehicle Theft cases. 



Stolen Property Value 

The total value of Property Stolen during 1978 was 
$92,625,894 which resulted in a 16 percent increase over 1977. 
Recovered Property amounted to $31,106,264 which is 34 percent 
of the total stolen, resulting in a $61,519,630 property loss to 
victims in the State of Maryland during 1978. This property loss 
results in a 17 percent increase when compared to the property 
loss in 1977. 



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CRIME INDEX OFFENSES 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




22,000 
21 ,000 



1977 
1978 



JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE 

1977 14,621 16,563 19,451 19,391 20,646 20,524 

1978 15,426 14,127 18,017 18,778 20,004 20,477 
% Ch. +6 -15 -7 -3 -3 -.2 



JULY AUG 

21,289 22,754 

22,180 24,088 

+4 +6 



SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

20,540 20,620 19,992 19,511 

21,431 22,337 21,784 22,191 

+4 +8 +9 +14 



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VIOLENT CRIME 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




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PROPERTY CRIME 



VOLUME BY MONTH 



1977 & 1978 



22,000 — 



1977 
1978 



21 ,000 — 




JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE 

1977 12,741 14,477 17,117 17,078 18,147 18,202 

1978 13,400 12,268 15,763 16,630 17,543 18,066 
% Ch. +5 -15 -8 -3 -3 -1 



JULY AUG 

18,608 20,091 

19,476 21,212 

+5 +6 



SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

17,929 18,124 17,655 17,017 

18,669 19,474 18,841 19,170 

+4 +7 +7 +13 



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CLEARANCE RATES 



OFFENSES 



YEAR 



NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 



NUMBER 
CLEARED 



RATE 
OF 

CLEARANCE 



PERCENT 
CHANGE 
OF RATE 



MURDER 



1977 
1978 



333 
338 



278 
272 



83 
81 



-2 



FORCIBLE RAPE 



1977 
1978 



1,439 
1,476 



837 
828 



58 
56 



-3 



ROBBERY 



1977 
1978 



12,088 
12,828 



3,489 
3,394 



29 
27 



-7 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



1977 
1978 



14,856 
15,686 



9,343 
9,243 



63 
59 



-6 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 



1977 
1978 



57,938 
58,901 



12,541 
11 ,478 



22 
20 



-9 



LARCENY-THEFT 



1977 
1978 



131,516 
134,012 



25,573 
25,946 



19 
19 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



1977 
1978 



17,732 
17,599 



3,866 
3,431 



22 
20 



VIOLENT CRIME 



1977 
1978 



28,716 
30,328 



13,947 
13,737 



49 
45 



-8 



PROPERTY CRIME 



1977 
1978 



207,186 
210,512 



41 ,980 
40,855 



20 
19 



-5 



TOTAL 



1977 
1978 



235,902 
240,840 



55,927 
54,592 



24 

23 



-4 



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STOLEN PROPERTY 



ANALYSIS OF VALUE STOLEN AND RECOVERED-1978 



TYPE OF PROPERTY 


VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
STOLEN 


VALUE OF 
PROPERTY 
RECOVERED 


PERCENT OF 

VALUE 
RECOVERED 


Currency, Notes, Etc. 


$ 7,672,875 


$ 593,065 


7.7% 


Jewelry and Precious 
Metals 


10,407,833 


809,373 


7.8% 


Clothing and Furs 


2,740,146 


468,966 


17.1% 


Locally Stolen Motor 
Vehicles 


35,595,139 


24,877,814 


69.9% 


Office Equipment 


1 ,212,465 


109,041 


8.9% 


Televisions, Radios, 
Cameras, Etc. 


10,025,882 


735,161 


7.3% 


Firearms 


1 ,098,045 


125,205 


11.4% 


Household Goods 


1 ,877,608 


188,867 


10.1% 


Consumable Goods 


1 ,154,859 


224,657 


19.5% 


Livestock 


88,441 


16,371 


18.5% 


Miscellaneous 


20,752,601 


2,957,744 


14.3% 


TOTAL 


$92,625,894 


$31 ,106,264 


33.6% 



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VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 

PERCENT OF VOLUME RECOVERED 

1978 




4 Yr. 

Total 1978 1977 1976 1975 



Stolen 


322 
Mi 1 1 ion 


93 
Mi 1 1 i on 


80 
Mill ion 


78 
Mi 1 1 i on 


72 
Mi 1 1 ion 


Recovered 


106 
Mi 1 1 ion 


31 

Mi 1 1 i on 


27 
Million 


23 
Mi 1 1 i on 


24 
Million 



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MURDER 




MURDER 



Murder is defined as the willful (nonnegl igent) killing of 
one human being by another. As a general rule, any death due to a 
fight, argument, quarrel, assault, or commission of a crime is counted 
as a Murder. This offense is scored on the basis of police investiga- 
tion without regard to the findings of a court or jury or the decision 
of a prosecutor. Assaults to Murder and Attempted Murders are counted 
as Aggravated Assaults. Suicide, accidental deaths and justifiable 
homicides are also excluded. 



Volume 

In 1978, a total of 338 Murders were reported to law enforce- 
ment agencies in Maryland. This compares to 333 Murders in 1977 and 
results in an increase of 2 percent. Murder comprises 1 percent of 
the total Viplent Crime category and .1 percent of the total Crime 
Index. 

A monthly analysis of Murder indicates that May and December 
had the highest frequencies and January had the lowest frequency. In 
1977, July and December had the highest frequencies and April had the 
lowest frequency. 

Rate 

In 1978, there were 8.2 victims of Murder for every 100,000 
residents in Maryland. During 1977, we reported a Murder Rate of 8.0 
victims per 100,000 population resulting in a 2.5 percent increase. 

Nature 

Murder victims in 1978 were male in 73 percent of all cases 
while female victims comprised 27 percent of the total, the same as 
in 1977. 

67.5 percent of all Murder victims were black, while 32.3 
percent were white and .2 percent were of other races. This compares 
to 62.5 percent black, 36.9 percent white, and .6 percent of other 
races, in 1977. 

The largest number of Murders (53) occurred in the 25-29 
age group, which comprised 15.7 percent of the total. 

In 1978., firearms predominated as the weapon most often 
used in the commission of Murder in Maryland, representing 54.7 per- 
cent of the total. This compares to 58.6 percent of the total during 



40 



1977. 43.8 percent of the total were committed with handguns, while 

27.8 percent were committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 7.7 
percent with other dangerous weapons, and 9.8 percent were committed 
with personal weapons, such as hands, fists, feet, etc. In 1977, 

42.9 percent were committed with handguns, while 23.4 percent were 
committed with a knife or cutting instrument, 12.3 percent with other 
dangerous weapons, and 5.7 percent with personal weapons. 

In 1978, a day of the week analysis showed that Saturday 
had the highest frequency of occurrences, comprising 17.5 percent 
of the total number of Murders, and Thursday had the lowest, repre- 
senting 8.7 percent. In 1977, Friday had the highest frequency 
with 17.1 percent, and Monday and Tuesday had the lowest, represent- 
ing 11.7 percent each. 



Clearances 

In 1978, 81 percent of all Murders were cleared with 7 
percent of the total solved involving juvenile arrests. This com- 
pares to 1977 with an 83 percent clearance rate and 8 percent of 
the total cleared involving juveniles. 



Persons Arrested 

A total of 309 persons were arrested in Maryland for 
Murder during 1978. This represents a 14.9 percent decrease when 
compared to 1977, with a total of 363 persons arrested for Murder. 

Of this total, 91 percent were males and 9 percent female. 
76 percent of the total were black while 24 percent were white. 87 
percent were adults and 13 percent were juveniles. 

The age group with the highest frequency of arrests was 
the 25-29 group with 47 arrests or 15 percent of the total. 



41 



MURDER 



VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




42 



MURDER VICTIMS 

ANALYSES BY AGE, SEX, AND RACE-1978 



AGE 


NUMBER 


rtKLtIN 1 

DISTRI- 




SEX 




RACE 




dU 1 iUIN 


Male 


Female 


White 


Negro 


Other 


NB 


2 


.6% 


1 


1 




2 




BB 


5 


1.5% 


2 


3 


3 


2 




1-4 


5 


1.5% 


3 


2 


1 


4 




5-9 


6 


1.8% 


3 


3 


3 


3 




10-14 


5 


1.5% 


2 


3 


4 


1 




15-19 


32 


9.5% 


21 


11 


11 


21 




20-24 


50 


14.8% 


42 


8 


15 


35 




25-29 


53 


15.7% 


46 


7 


10 


43 




30-34 


47 


13.9% 


43 


4 


13 


34 




35-39 


25 


7.4% 


18 


7 


10 


15 




40-44 


25 


7.4% 


18 


7 


7 


18 




45-49 


26 


7.7% 


14 


12 


10 


15 


1 


50-54 


22 


6.5% 


13 


9 


6 


16 




55-59 


12 


3.6% 


7 


5 


6 


6 




60-64 


8 


2.4% 


7 


1 


3 


5 




65-69 


7 


2.1% 


4 


3 


3 


4 




70-74 


3 


.9% 


1 


2 


2 


1 




75 & Over 


5 


1.5% 


2 


3 


2 


3 




TOTAL 


338 


*100.0% 


247 


91 


109 


228 


1 



*Percent distribution does not add to 100% due to rounding, 



43 



MURDER 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 
1977 & 1978 




44 



MURDER 

DISTRIBUTION BY DAY OF WEEK 
1977 & 1978 



I I 1978 




45 



RAPE 




I 



RAPE 



Rape is the carnal knowledge of a female forcibly and 
against her will. In Uniform Crime Reporting, Rape is divided into 
two categories: (1) Rape by Force; (2) Attempt to commit Forcible 
Rape. Statutory Rape or the carnal knowledge of a female with no 
force used and where the victim is under the legal age of consent, 
as well as other sex offenses, are not included in this category. 



Volume 

During 1978, 1,476 Forcible Rapes were reported to Mary- 
land law enforcement agencies. This compares to 1,439 Rapes during 
1977 and results in a 3 percent increase. 

Rape accounted for 5 percent of the Violent Crimes and 
.6 percent of the total Crime Index. 

The month of August showed the highest frequency of Rapes 
while February showed the lowest. In 1977, July had the highest 
frequency and January the lowest. 

Rate 

A Crime Rate, in its proper perspective, is a victim risk 
rate since it equates the number of crimes per unit of population. 
In 1978, 71.3 out of every 100,000 females in Maryland were reported 
Rape victims, as compared to 1977 when 69.5 per 100,000 female popu- 
lation were reported victims. This results in a 2.6 percent increase 
in the Rate of Forcible Rape. 



Nature 

During 1978, 79 percent of all Rapes were actual Rapes by 
Force while 21 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible 
Rape. In 1977, 78 percent of the total were Forcible Rapes while 
22 percent were attempts or assaults to commit Forcible Rape. 13 
percent of the Rapes reported in 1978 were determined by police 
investigation to be unfounded, the same as in 1977. 



Clearances 

In Calendar Year 1978, 56 percent of the total number of 
Rapes were cleared by arrest with 9 percent of the total solved 
involving juvenile arrests. In 1977, 58 percent of the total Rapes 
were cleared and 10 percent of the total cleared involved juveniles. 



48 



Persons Arrested 



In 1978, there were 878 persons arrested for Rape in Mary- 
land. In comparison to 1977, with 923, there was a 4.9 percent de- 
crease in the number of arrests. 

83 percent of the total number were 18 years of age or 
older, while the remaining 17 percent were juveniles. 65.7 percent 
of the total were black, 34.1 percent white, and .2 percent were of 
other races. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 25-29 age 
group with 169 arrests or 19 percent of the total. 



49 



RAPE 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




50 



RAPE 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 

1978 



.1% 




4 Yr. 





Total 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Force 


4,288 


1 ,169 


1 ,116 


1 ,008 


995 


Attempted 


1 ,242 


307 


323 


319 


293 



51 



ROBBERY 




ROBBERY 



Robbery is defined as the taking, or attempting to take, 
of anything of value from the care, custody, or control of a person 
or persons by force or threat of force or violence and/or by putting 
the victim in fear. The element of personal confrontation is always 
present in this crime. Under the Uniform Crime Reporting Program, 
all attempts to commit Robbery are included. Robberies are reported 
in four general categories -- firearms; knife or cutting instrument; 
other dangerous weapons; and hands, fists, feet, etc. As a general 
rule. Robbery differs from Larceny in that it is aggravated by the 
element of force or threat of force. 

Robbery, as a Crime of Violence, has a serious impact on 
the victim. In many instances serious injury results. Oftentime, 
with or without physical injury, the victim suffers mental anguish. 
Such damage is immeasurable. 



Volume 

During 1978, there were 12,828 actual Robbery offenses 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In 1977, there were 
12i088 Robberies, which results in an increase of 6 percent. 

Robbery accounted for 42 percent of the Violent Crime 
category and 5.3 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly comparison reveals that November and December 
had the highest frequencies of Robberies, while April had the low- 
est frequency. In 1977, December had the highest frequency and 
June had the lowest. 

Rate 

The 1978 Robbery Rate was 309.6 per 100,000 inhabitants. 
This compares to a rate of 292.1 per 100,000 population in 1977, 
and results in a 5.9 percent increase in the Robbery Rate. 



Nature 

During 1978, 61.6 percent of the Robberies were committed 
in the street, while only 1.4 percent were Bank Robberies. This 
compares to 1977 when 60.8 percent were committed in the street, 
and 1.0 percent were Bank Robberies. 

Bank Robberies accounted for the highest average value 
loss, $4,185 in 1978. The average value loss for total Robberies 
was $298. 



54 



Armed perpetrators were responsible for 52.4 percent of 
the Robbery offenses while 47.6 percent were muggings or strong- 
armed Robberies. This compares to 1977 when 51.6 percent involved 
Armed Robberies and 48.4 percent were strong-arm. 

An analysis of Armed Robbery by type of weapon indicates 
that the use of firearms was predominate, accounting for 71.2 per- 
cent of all Armed Robberies. Knives or cutting instruments made up 
15.3 percent while other dangerous weapons accounted for 13.5 per- 
cent of all Armed Robberies. In 1977, 69.5 percent of the total 
Armed Robberies were committed with firearms, 16.1 percent with 
knives or cutting instruments, and 14.4 percent with other danger- 
ous weapons. 



Clearances 

In 1978, 27 percent of the total number of Robberies were 
cleared by arrest with 31 percent of the total solved involving a 
juvenile arrest. In 1977, 29 percent of the Robberies were cleared 
and 31 percent of those involved juveniles. 

28 percent of the Armed Robberies were cleared with 16 
percent of the total solved involving a juvenile arrest. 25 percent 
of the Strong-arm Robberies recorded a clearance, while 50 percent 
of the total involved juveniles. 

Persons Arrested 

5,022 persons were arrested for Robbery in Maryland during 
1978. In comparison with 1977, and a total of 5,050 persons arrested, 
there was a .6 percent decrease in Robbery arrests. 

54 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Robbery were adults while the remaining 46 percent were juveniles. 

80 percent of the total persons arrested were black and 20 
percent were white. 94 percent were males and 6 percent females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16 and 17 
year old age groups which comprised 25 percent of the total persons 
arrested for Robbery. 



55 



ROBBERY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




1977 
1978 
t Ch. 



JAN 
934 
1,010 
+8 



FEB 
1,019 
880 
-14 



MAR 
991 
987 
-.4 



APR 
971 
782 
-19 



MAY 
938 
881 
-6 



JUNE 
874 
851 
-3 



JULY 
909 
977 
+7 



AUG 
986 
1 ,107 
+12 



SEPT 
1,031 
1 ,130 
+10 



OCT 
1,114 
1,345 

+21 



NOV DEC 

1,088 1,233 

1 ,435 1 ,443 

+32 +17 



56 



ROBBERY 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN-1978 



CLASSIFICATION 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 
OF 

DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 
VALUES 
(DOLLARS) 


Highway 


7,896 


61 .6 


$1 ,245,135 


$ 158 


Commercial House 


1,348 


10.5 


743,264 


551 


Service Station 


472 


3.7 


132,677 


281 


Chain Store 


512 


4.0 


152,383 


298 


Residence 


1,143 


8.9 


501 ,498 


439 


Bank 


179 


1.4 


749,070 


4,185 


Miscel laneous 


1,278 


10.0 


304,386 


238 


TOTAL 


12,828 


*100.0 


$3,828,413 


$ 298 



*Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding. 



57 



PERCENT 



ROBBERY 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 
1978 



OF WEAPON 




Total 1978 1977 1976 1975 



Firearm 


19,853 


4,787 


4,335 


4,717 


6,014 


Knife 


4,247 


1,031 


1 ,004 


1 ,044 


1 ,168 


Other 


3,715 


907 


900 


865 


1 ,043 


Strong Arm 


23,452 


6,103 


5,849 


5,621 


5,879 



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AGGRAVATED 
ASSAULT 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 



Aggravated Assault, as defined under the Maryland Uniform 
Crime Reporting Program, is an unlawful attack by one person upon 
another for the purpose of inflicting severe or aggravated bodily 
injury. This type of assault usually is accompanied by the use of 
a weapon or by means likely to produce death or great bodily harm. 
Attempts are included since it is not necessary that any injury 
result when a gun, knife, or other weapon is used which would re- 
sult in serious personal injury if the crime were successfully com- 
pleted. Also included in this category are all attempted Murders. 

Any assault in which hands, fists and feet are used and 
no serious injury to the victim results is classified as a simple 
assault which falls into the Part II category, and is not included 
as a Crime Index Offense. 



Volume 

During 1978, a total of 15,686 Aggravated Assaults were 
reported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, 
there were 14,856 Aggravated Assaults in 1977 resulting in a 6 
percent increase. 

Aggravated Assault made up 52 percent of the Violent 
Crime category and 6.5 percent of the total Crime Index. 

The months of July and August had the highest frequen- 
cies of Aggravated Assaults occurring while February had the low- 
est. During 1977, July showed the highest frequency and January 
showed the lowest. 



Rate 

For each 100,000 persons in Maryland during 1978, there 
were 378.6 victims of Aggravated Assault. During 1977, there were 
358.9 Aggravated Assault victims per 100,000 population. A com- 
parison of the two years results in a 5.5 percent increase. 



Nature 

In 1978, 20.7 percent of the Aggravated Assaults were 
committed with the use of a firearm. A knife or cutting instrument 
was used in 27.9 percent of Assaults, and 33.6 percent were com- 
mitted with other dangerous weapons. The remaining 17.8 percent 
were committed with personal weapons such as hands, fists, feet, 
etc. These figures compare to 1977, when 21.2 percent of Aggrava- 
ted Assaults were committed with a firearm, 27.9 percent with a 



60 



knife or cutting instrument, 33.6 percent with other dangerous 
weapons, and 17.8 percent with personal weapons. 



Clearances 

59 percent of the total number of Aggravated Assaults 
were cleared by arrest with 14 percent of the total clearances 
involving juveniles. As compared to 1977, 63 percent of the 
total were cleared and of those cleared, 14 percent involved 
juveniles. 



Persons Arrested 

There were 5,743 arrests for Aggravated Assault in 
Maryland during 1978. This results in a 4.1 percent increase 
when compared to 1977 with 5,519 persons arrested. 

75 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Aggravated Assault were adults, while 25 percent were juveniles. 
51 percent of the total were black, 48.5 percent white, and .5 
percent of other races. 86 percent of the total were males, 
while 14 percent were females. 

The age group with the greatest concentration of arrests 
was the 25-29 age group with 844 arrests or 15 percent of the total. 



61 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




1977 
1978 
X Ch. 



JAN 
860 
910 
+« 



FEB 
946 
896 
-5 



MAR 
1,207 
1,147 
-5 



APR 
1,203 
1 ,230 
+2 



MAY 
1 ,399 
1 ,410 
+1 



JUNE 
1,312 
1,388 
+6 



JULY 
1 ,562 
1 ,572 
+1 



AUG 
1 ,505 
1,578 
+5 



SEPT 
1 ,416 
1 ,449 
+2 



OCT 
1 ,225 
1 ,361 
+11 



NOV OEC 

1,094 1,127 

1 ,339 1 ,406 

+22 +25 



62 



AGGRAVATED ASSAULT 

DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE OF WEAPON 

1978 



27.9% 




4 Yr. ' 1 

Total 1978 1977 1976 1975 



Fi rearm 


12,167 


3,252 


3,139 


2,821 


2,955 


Knife 


15,197 


4,378 


4,086 


3,343 


3,390 


Other 


17,982 


5,268 


5,012 


3,798 


3,904 


Hands, Fist, 
Feet 


10,769 


2,788 


2,619 


2,360 


3,002 



63 



BREAKING OR 
ENTERING 




BREAKING OR ENTERING 



Breaking or Entering is defined as the unlawful entry of a 
structure to commit a felony or a theft. 

Data collection for this offense is further categorized as 
to forcible entries, unlawful entries where no force is used, and 
attempted forcible entries. 

As with other Property Crimes, the motive of personal gain 
coupled with the element of opportunity, results in the commission 
of this offense by both the amateur and the professional perpetrator. 
Only the absence of confrontation and use of force separate this crime 
from Robbery of the Violent Crime group. 

The volume of this offense presents the police with a serious 
enforcement problem, made more difficult in many areas, by the lack of 
sufficient personnel to act as a deterrent and to provide successful 
solutions to these crimes. 



Volume 

In 1978, a total of 58,901 Breaking or Enterings were re- 
ported to Maryland law enforcement agencies. In comparison, there 
were 57,938 Breaking or Enterings in 1977, resulting in a 2 percent 
increase. 

Breaking or Enterings made up 29.9 percent of the Property 
Crime category and 24.5 percent of the total Crime Index. 

A monthly analysis reveals that August and December had 
the highest frequencies of occurrence while February had the lowest 
frequency. In 1977, November showed the highest frequency and Janu- 
ary showed the lowest. 

Rate 

The Breaking or Entering Rate was 1,421.7 per 100,000 in- 
habitants of Maryland during 1978. In 1977, there were 1,399.8 
Breaking or Entering victims per 100,000 population. In comparison, 
this results in a 1.6 percent increase in the Breaking or Entering 
Rate. 



Nature 

In 1978, 76 percent of the Breaking or Enterings involved 
forcible entry, 13.9 percent were unlawful entries (without force). 



66 



and 10.1 percent were recorded as attempted forcible entries. In 
comparison, 76.4 percent were forcible entry, 13.4 percent were un- 
lawful entries, and 10.2 percent were attempted forcible entries 
during 1977. 

62.7 percent of all Breaking or Enterings were committed 
in a residence, while 37.3 percent were committed in a nonresidence 
structure. During 1977, 63.0 percent were committed in a residence, 
while 37.0 percent were committed in a nonresidence structure. 

The average dollar value loss for Breaking or Entering was 
$490. This compares to 1977 with $424, and results in a 15.6 percent 
increase. 



Clearances 

In 1978, law enforcement agencies in Maryland were success- 
ful in clearing 20 percent of the total Breaking or Entering Offenses 
of which 40 percent involved juveniles. During 1977, police cleared 
22 percent of the total Breaking or Enterings with 38 percent of that 
number involving juveniles. 

Persons Arrested 

In 1978, there were 13,067 persons arrested in Maryland 
for Breaking or Entering. When compared to 1977 with 13,060 arrests, 
there is a .1 percent increase in Breaking or Entering arrests. 

40 percent of the total number of persons arrested for 
Breaking or Entering were adults, while 60 percent were juveniles, 
54.2 percent of the total were white, 45.4 percent were black and 
.4 percent were of other races. 95 percent of the total were males, 
while the remaining 5 percent were females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 13-14 
year old age group with 16 percent of the total number of persons 
arrested for Breaking or Entering. 



67 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




68 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN-1978 



PI A^^QT FTPflTTON 
LLMoo 1 r 1 LM 1 1 UlN 


NUMBER 
OF 

OFFENSES 


PERCENT 
OF 

DISTRIB. 


TOTAL 
\/fli lire: 

(DOLLARS) 


AVERAGE 

\/ A 1 lire 
vALUho 

(DOLLARS) 


RESIDENCE TOTAL 


36,943 


62. 


1% 


$17,870,787 


$484 


Night 


11 ,296 


19. 


27o 


5,092,844 


451 


Day 


13,930 


23. 


6% 


6,059,928 


435 


Unknown 


11,717 


19. 


9% 


6,718,015 


573 


NONRESIDENCE TOTAL 


21 ,958 


37. 


3% 


11 ,016,287 


502 


Night 


7,948 


13. 


5% 


2,980,476 


375 


Day 


4,686 


8. 


0% 


2,121 ,375 


453 


Unknown 


9,324 


15. 


8% 


5,914,436 


634 


GRAND TOTAL 


58,901 


100. 


0% 


28,887,074 


490 



69 



BREAKING OR ENTERING 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY NATURE 

1978 



76.0% 




4 Yr. 

Total 1978 1977 1976 1975 



Forci ble 


177,764 


44,734 


44,290 


43,737 


45,003 


No Force 


31 ,072 


8,193 


7,749 


7,373 


7,757 


Attempt 


22,290 


5,974 


5,899 


5,241 


5,176 



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BREAKING OR ENTERING 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1978 




4 Yr. 

Total 1978 1977 1976 1975 



* R 

NR 


53,671 
17,551 


13,930 
4,686 


13,401 
4,361 


13,234 
4,214 


13,106 
4,290 


Night 


44,041 
30,587 


11 ,296 
7,948 


11 ,196 
7,694 


10,810 
7,527 


10,739 
7,418 


D 

Unknown ^'^ 


46,795 
37,268 


11 ,717 
9,324 


11 ,895 
9,391 


11 ,577 
8,989 


11 ,606 
9,564 



* R - Residence 
NR - Non-Residence 



LARCENY 




LARCENY 



Larceny-Theft is defined as the unlawful taking, carrying, 
leading, or riding away of property from the possession or construc- 
tive possession of another. It includes such crimes as pocket-picking, 
shoplifting, purse snatching, thefts from autos, thefts of auto parts 
and accessories, bicycle theft, etc. In the UCR Program, this category 
does not include embezzlement, fraud, forgery, and worthless checks. 
Motor Vehicle Theft, being a special problem, is a separate Crime 
Index Offense and is not reported in the Larceny-Theft category. 

Larceny Offenses cleared by police arrest are dramatically 
affected by the nature of the crime. As with other Property Crimes, 
opportunity and stealth, working in favor of the perpetrator and 
against police detection, reduce solutions for this offense. 

As with other Offenses against Property, Larceny is primar- 
ily a crime of opportunity. Types of Larcenies will differ in volume 
depending upon the opportunity for theft offered in a given area. 

The average dollar loss in this category was $197 as com- 
pared to 1977, with an average loss of $175, and results in a 12.6 
percent increase. A very small portion of goods stolen are recovered 
and returned to victims, due to a low clearance rate and the lack of 
specific identification characteristics on such property. In addi- 
tion, many offenses in this category, particularly where the value 
of goods stolen is small, never come to police attention. 



Volume 

In 1978, there were 134,012 Offenses of Larceny-Theft 
reported as compared to 1977 with 131,516 Offenses and a 2 percent 
increase. Larceny-Theft makes up 55.6 percent of the Crime Index 
total and 63.7 percent of the Property Crime total. 

August shows the highest frequency of Larceny Offenses in 
a monthly analysis, while February shows the lowest. This compares 
with 1977, when August showed the highest frequency and January 
showed the lowest. 

Rate 

The Larceny Crime Rate was 3,234.7 per 100,000 inhabitants 
of Maryland during 1978. In 1977, there were 3,177.5 Larcenies per 
100,000 population, resulting in a 1.8 percent increase in the Lar- 
ceny Rate. 



74 



Nature 



Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accessories recorded the high- 
est percentage with 25.2 percent of the total Larcenies reported in 
this category. Pocket-Picking had the lowest frequency with a 1.0 
percent of the total. In 1977, Larcenies of Auto Parts and Accesso- 
ries had the highest frequency with 26.6 percent of the total while 
Pocket-Picking had the lowest frequency with 1 percent. 



Clearances 

In 1978, law enforcement agencies cleared 19 percent of 
the total Larceny-Theft Offenses, of which 37 percent of the total 
clearances involved juveniles. This demonstrates the involvement 
of the young age group in the Larceny-Theft category. In 1977, 
police cleared 19 percent of the total Larceny Offenses with 37 per- 
cent of that number involving a juvenile arrest, the same as in 1978. 



Persons Arrested 

There were 26,689 persons arrested for Larceny in Maryland 
during 1978. In comparison to 1977, with 26,907 Larceny arrests, 
there was a .8 percent decrease in the number of persons arrested. 

49 percent of the total persons arrested for Larceny were 
under 18 years of age. However, when individuals under the age of 
21 were considered, the percentage rose to 66 percent of the total. 

Females comprised 27 percent of all arrests for Larceny, 
and had a greater involvement in this offense than in any of the 
other Crime Index Offenses. 

56.8 percent of all persons arrested for Larceny were 
black, 42.6 percent were white, and .6 percent were of other races. 

The greatest concentration of arrests for Larceny was in 
the 13-14 age group, with 13 percent of the total Larceny arrests. 



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LARCENY 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 




JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUNE 

1977 7,681 8,847 10,88? 10,925 11,591 12,117 

1978 8.070 7,544 9,888 10,914 11,527 11,843 
« Ch. +5 -15 -9 -.1 -1 -2 



JULY AUG 

12,023 13,060 

12,574 13,553 

+5 +4 



SEPT OCT NOV DEC 

11,559 11,452 10,866 10,513 

11,975 12,432 11,829 11,863 

+4 +9 +9 +13 



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LARCENY 

VALUE OF PROPERTY STOLEN 1978 

NUMBER PERCENT TOTAL AVERAGE 

CLASSIFICATION OF OF VALUES VALUES 

OFFENSES DISTRIB. (DOLLARS) (DOLLARS) 

Pocket-Picking 1 ,434 1.0% $ 118,414 $ 83 

Purse-Snatching 2,120 1.6% 171,578 81 

Shoplifting 15,705 11.7% 1,181,678 75 

From Autos 19,003 14.2% 4,498,761 237 

Auto Parts & Access. 33,720 25.2% 4,331,016 128 

Bicycles 12,579 9.4% 1,190,690 95 

From Buildings 22,782 17.0% 6,151 ,189 270 

Coin Operated Machines 1,946 1.5% 104,740 54 

All Others 24,723 18.5% 8,659,636 350 

TOTAL 134,012 *100.0% $26,407,702 $ 197 
^Percentages do not add to 100 due to rounding. 



77 



MOTOR VEHICLE 

THEFT 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 



Motor Vehicle Theft is defined as the theft or attempted 
theft of a motor vehicle. This definition excludes taking a motor 
vehicle for temporary use, such as a family situation or unauthorized 
use by others having lawful access to the vehicle, such as chauffeurs, 
etc. 

The crime of Motor Vehicle Theft has been labeled primar- 
ily as a crime of opportunity. The youthful offender finds the motor 
vehicle easily accessible for transportation for any purpose. The 
remaining thefts are mainly for the purpose of resale, theft of parts, 
and for use in committing other crimes. 



Volume 

In 1978, there were 17,599 Motor Vehicle Thefts reported 
to law enforcement agencies in the State of Maryland. This is a 
1 percent decrease when compared to the 17,732 Motor Vehicle Thefts 
reported in 1977. Motor Vehicle Theft makes up 8 percent of the 
Property Offense category and 7.3 percent of the Index Offenses. 

A monthly analysis for 1978, indicates that more motor 
vehicles were stolen during August than other months, and February 
showed the fewest being stolen. During 1978, August had the great- 
est frequency of Motor Vehicle Thefts and January showed the fewest 
number being stolen. 



Rate 

The Motor Vehicle Theft Rate of 424.8 per 100,000 inhabi- 
tants is .8 percent lower than the rate of 428.4 per 100,000 inhabi- 
tants for 1977. 



Nature 

Automobiles accounted for 77.4 percent of the total number 
of vehicles stolen. Trucks and buses made up 9.6 percent and other 
motor vehicles comprised 13.0 percent of the total. 

69.9 percent of the stolen value was recovered. This is 
a .6 percent decrease when compared to the 70.3 percent of the stolen 
value recovered in 1977. 



80 



Clearances 



In 1978, law enforcement agencies cleared 20 percent of 
the Motor Vehicle Thefts, when compared to the 22 percent cleared 
in 1977. 

33 percent of the total clearances for Motor Vehicle 
Theft involved juveniles during 1978. In 1977, 32 percent of the 
total cleared involved juveniles. 



Persons Arrested 

3,693 persons were arrested in Maryland for Motor Vehicle 
Theft during 1978. This results in a 6.1 percent decrease when 
compared to the 3,934 arrests in 1977. 

Of the total persons arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft, 
44 percent were adults and 56 percent juveniles. 53.1 percent of 
the total were white, while 46.6 percent were black, and .3 percent 
of other races. 93 percent of the total persons arrested for Motor 
Vehicle Theft were males and 7 percent were females. 

The greatest concentration of arrests was in the 16-17 
year old age group which represents 29 percent of the total persons 
arrested for Motor Vehicle Theft. 



81 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

VOLUME BY MONTH 
1977 & 1978 



2,000 
1 ,900 H- 
1 ,800 
1 ,700 



1977 
1978 




82 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1978 



77.4% 




4 Yr. 





Total 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Auto 


60,022 


13,616 


14,047 


14,552 


17,807 


Truck 


5,650 


1 ,684 


1 ,306 


1 ,300 


1 ,360 


Other 


8,623 


2,299 


2,379 


1 ,920 


2,025 



83 



MOTOR VEHICLE THEFT 

PERCENT OF VALUE RECOVERED 

1978 




30.1% 

Recovered 
Not Recover 



4 Yr. 





Total 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Stolen 


122 
Mil 1 ion 


35 
Mi 1 1 ion 


30 
Mil 1 ion 


28 
Mill ion 


29 
Mi 1 1 ion 


Recovered 


84 
Mil 1 ion 


25 
Mi 1 1 ion 


21 

Mi 1 1 ion 


18 
Mil 1 ion 


20 
Mi 1 1 ion 



84 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA 



The tables contained within this section were designed to 
facilitate quick reference of statistical crime information relative 
to the different reporting areas of the State of Maryland. 

The tables are broken down by Regions. Within each Region 
information is listed in County name sequence and is further detailed 
to show the activity experienced by individual police agencies. The 
general identifying descriptions which indicate the reporting areas 
are listed and defined as follows: 



Region Total 
County Total 

Sheriff 



- This line indicates the total activity of 
all the Counties within the indicated Region, 

- This line indicates the total activity of 
all reporting Agencies within the indicated 
County. 

- This line indicates the total activity 
reported by Sheriff's Offices. This is to 
include activity which may have occurred 
within the corporate limits of towns in 
that County. 



County Pol ice 
Departments ■ 



State Police 



Municipal 
Pol ice 
Departments 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by County Police Departments. 
This is to include activity which may 
have occurred within the corporate limits 
of towns in that County. 

This line indicates the total activity 
reported by all State Police installations 
within the indicated reporting area. 
This is to include activity which may 
have occurred within the corporate limits 
of towns in that County. 



This line indicates the total activity 
reported by the individually specified 
police department to include only those 
crimes which were handled by that depart- 
ment. 



85 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 



The five Regions used in the Maryland Uniform Crime Report- 
ing Program consist of the following: 

Region I - Eastern Shore 

Caroline County 
Cecil County 
Dorchester County 
Kent County 
Queen Anne's County 
Somerset County 
Talbot County 
Wicomico County 
Worcester County 

Region II - Southern Maryland 

Calvert County 
Charles County 
St. Mary's County 

Region III - Western Maryland 

Allegany County 
Carroll County 
Frederick County 
Garrett County 
Washington County 

Region IV - Washington Metropolitan Region 

Montgomery County 
Prince George's County 

Region V - Baltimore Metropolitan Region 

Baltimore City 
Anne Arundel County 
Baltimore County 
Harford County 
Howard County 

The tabulations in this section indicate the volume of Crime 
in Maryland. The measure used is a Crime Index consisting of seven 
offenses which are counted as they become known to the law enforcement 
agencies. Crime classifications used in the Index are: Murder and 
Nonnegligent Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, Aggravated Assault, 
Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor Vehicle Theft. 



86 



INDEX OFFENSE DATA (Cont'd) 



Each heading contained in this report is defined below: 



Population : 



Total Offenses 



Estimated population of the State, 
Regions, and Counties. This informa- 
tion, representative of 1978, was 
provided by the Federal Bureau of 
Investigation . 

This is the sum total of the seven 
Index Offenses. 



Total Cleared: 



Percent Cleared 



The sum total of the seven Index 
Offenses cleared. 

The percentage of Index Offenses 
cleared by arrest or exceptional 
means. The mathematical formula 
may be expressed as follows: 



p f n H = Total Index Offenses Cleared 

Kercent uiearea j^^^^ Actual Index Offenses Reported x 100 



Crime Rate: 



Example 



This rate is the number of Index 
Offenses per 100,000 population. 
To compute a crime rate, you must 
divide the population by 100,000 
and divide the number of offenses 
by that answer. 

Population for Region I = 281,815 
Number of Index Offenses for Region I 
in 1978 = 11 ,932 



281 ,81 5 _ o Qi Q 

TooTooo " ^-^^^ 

'^I'l'^l = 4,234.2 
2.818 

Crime Rate for Region I = 4,234.2 



Crime Rates for the individual agencies are not calculated in 
the following table because of overlapping jurisdiction in many cities 
of municipal, county and state law enforcement agencies. This table con- 
tains the offenses reported by the individual agencies with crime rates 
for the county and region totals. 



87 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 







Popula- 
tion 


Crime 
Rate 


Total 
Offenses 


Total 
Cleared 


Percent 
Cleared 


Murder 


Rape 


Robbery 


Aggravated 
Assault 


Breaking oi 
Entering 


Larceny 
Theft 


M/V Theft 


REGION I 


1977 


276,470 


4,234.4 


11,708 


2,938 


25 


24 


66 


141 


818 


3,440 


6,725 


494 




1978 


281 ,815 


4,234.2 


11 ,932 


3,097 


26 


16 


66 


160 


854 


3,558 


6,705 


573 




X Change 


+1.9 





+1.9 


+5.4 


+4.0 


-33.3 





+13.5 


+4.4 


+3.4 


-.3 


+16.0 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


1977 


22,600 


2,128.3 


481 


144 


30 


3 


6 


7 


32 


164 


250 


19 




1978 


22,593 


2,128.3 


481 


198 


41 


1 


3 


8 


58 


163 


232 


16 




% Change 











+37.5 


+ 36.7 


-66.7 


-50.0 


+14.3 


+81.2 


-.6 


-7.2 


-15.8 


Denton PD 


1977 






104 


50 


48 








3 


8 


19 


73 


1 




1978 






115 


58 


50 








2 


10 


26 


77 







% Change 






+10.6 


+16.0 


+4.2 


- 


- 


-33.3 


+25.0 


+36.8 


+5.5 


- 


Federal sburg PD 


1977 






65 


11 


17 











6 


19 


38 


2 




1978 






64 


15 


23 








2 


7 


15 


37 


3 




% Change 






-1.5 


+36.4 


+35.3 








+16.7 


-21.1 


-2.6 


+50.0 


Goldsboro PD 


1977 





































1978 






1 







c 

















1 




% Change 






- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Greensboro PD 


1977 






18 


13 


72 








1 


2 


6 


9 







1978 






11 


5 


45 











1 


4 


5 


1 




% Change 






-38.9 


-61.5 


-37.5 


- 


- 


- 


-50.0 


-33.3 


-44.4 


- 


Preston PD 


1977 
1978 

% Change 






8 
3 

-62.5 


4 
1 

-75.0 


50 
33 
-34.0 





- 





- 





- 



1 
- 


5 
1 

-80.0 


3 
1 

-66.7 





- 


Ridgely PD 


1977 






2 


2 


100 











1 





1 







1978 






7 


1 


14 














5 


2 







% Change 






+250.0 


-50.0 


-86.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+100.0 


- 


Carol ine County SO 


1977 






52 


9 


17 





3 


2 


2 


19 


26 







1978 






75 


25 


33 





1 


1 


11 


18 


43 


1 




% Change 






+44.2 


+177.8 


+94.1 




-66.7 


-50.0 


+450.0 


-5.3 


+65.4 




State Police 


1977 






232 


55 


24 


3 


3 


1 


13 


96 


100 


16 




1978 






205 


93 


45 


1 


2 


3 


28 


94 


67 


10 




% Change 






-11.6 


+69.1 


+87.5 


-66.7 


-33.3 


+200.0 


+115.4 


-2.1 


-33.0 


-37.5 


CECIL COUNTY 


1977 


54,901 


3,929.0 


2,157 


470 


22 


4 


14 


22 


157 


706 


1 ,116 


138 




1978 


55,194 


3,634.1 


2,006 


449 


22 


1 


13 


24 


141 


637 


1 ,046 


144 




% Change 


+ .5 


-7.5 


-7.0 


-4.5 





-75.0 


-7.1 


+9.1 


-10.2 


-9.8 


-6.3 


+4.3 


*Charlestown PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 






17 


4 


24 











3 


7 


7 




' 


Chesapeake City PD 


1977 






2 


2 


100 














2 










1978 






27 


12 


44 











1 


15 


7 


4 




i Change 






+1250.0 


+500.0 


-56.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+650.0 


- 


- 


Elkton PD 


1977 






493 


144 


29 








2 


37 


71 


349 


34 




1978 






463 


122 


26 





1 


6 


39 


105 


277 


35 




% Change 






-6.1 


-15.3 


-10.3 


- 


- 


+200.0 


+5.4 


+47.9 


-20.6 


+2.9 


North East PD 


1977 






74 


19 


26 





1 





10 


13 


47 


3 




1978 






96 


21 


22 








1 


3 


11 


77 


4 




% Change 






+29.7 


+10.5 


-15.4 








-70.0 


-15.4 


+63.8 


+33.3 


Port Deposit PD 


1977 






30 


9 


30 











3 


6 


19 


2 




1978 






30 


3 


10 











1 


13 


16 







% Change 









-66.7 


-66.7 








-66.7 


+116.7 


-15.8 




Rising Sun PD 


1977 






51 


27 


53 





1 





2 


10 


32 


6 




1978 






29 


6 


21 











1 


4 


20 


4 




t Change 






-43.1 


-77.8 


-60.4 








-50.0 


-60.0 


-37.5 


-33.3 



'Department not In operation during 1978 



88 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 























"S 


i- 
o 




4J 












111 








>, 

L. 


to +J 


o> cn 
c c 


>> 

c 








Popu 
tion 


Rate 


Tota 
Offei 


Tota 
Cleai 


Perc( 
Cleai 


Murdi 


Rape 


(U 
J3 

O 
Q£ 


Aggre 
Assai 


Breali 
Enter 


Larcc 
Theft 




Cecil County SO 


1977 






309 


40 


13 





5 


4 


] ] 


99 


183 


y 




1978 






268 


35 


13 





2 


1 


15 


95 


147 


g 




% Change 






-13.3 


-12.5 







-60.0 


-75.0 


+36.4 


-4.0 


-19.7 


+14.3 


State Police 


1977 






1,181 


225 


19 


4 


7 


16 


91 


498 


479 


86 




1978 






1 ,093 


250 


23 


1 


10 


16 


81 


394 


502 


89 




• Change 






-7.5 


+11.1 


+21.1 


-75.0 


+42.9 





-11 .0 


-20.9 


+4.8 


+3.5 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


1977 


29.991 


4,076.7 


1 ,223 


496 


41 


1 


6 


8 


163 


280 


738 


27 




1978 


30,124 


3,764.1 


1 ,133 


614 


54 


1 


3 


21 


159 


272 


640 


37 




% Change 


+ . 4 


-7. 7 


-7.4 


+23. 8 


+ 31 . 7 





-50.0 


+162.5 


-2.5 


-2.9 


-13.3 


+37.0 


Cambridge PD 


1977 






785 


281 


36 


1 


2 


7 


108 


180 


466 


21 




1978 






711 


342 


48 








19 


105 


150 


420 


] 7 




% Change 






-9.4 


+21 . 7 


+33. 3 






+1 71 .4 


-2.8 


-16.7 


-9.9 


-19.0 


Hurlock PD 


1977 






42 


10 


24 











1 


5 


36 







1978 






38 


11 


29 











3 


8 


27 


Q 




% Change 






-9. 5 


+10.0 


+20. 8 








+200.0 


+60.0 


-25.0 




Dorchester County SO 


1977 






304 


172 


57 





3 


1 


38 


68 


192 


2 




1978 






242 


214 


88 


1 


1 





31 


70 


135 


4 




% Change 






-20.4 


+24.4 


+54.4 




-66.7 




-18.4 


+2.9 


-29.7 


+100.0 


State Police 


1977 






92 


33 


36 





1 





16 


27 


44 


4 




1978 






142 


47 


33 





2 


2 


20 


44 


58 


16 




% Change 






+54. 3 


+42.4 


-8. 3 




+1 00 . 




+25.0 


+63.0 


+31 .8 


+300.0 


KENT COUNTY 


1977 


16,200 


2,401.2 


389 


103 


26 





1 


4 


17 


120 


221 


26 




1978 


16,647 


2,686.7 


446 


100 


22 


2 


4 


1 


19 


140 


259 


21 




% Change 


+2.3 


+11 .9 


+14.7 


-2.9 


-15.4 




+300.0 


-75.0 


+11.8 


+16.7 


+17.2 


-19.2 


Chestertown PD 


1977 






123 


19 


15 








2 


3 


33 


75 


10 




1978 






143 


21 


15 


1 





1 


5 


37 


93 


6 




% Change 






+16.3 


+10.5 









-50.0 


+66.7 


+12.1 


+24.0 


-40.0 


Rock Hall PD 


1977 






9 


1 


11 














3 


6 







1978 






75 


35 


47 











10 


21 


40 


4 




% Change 






+733. 3 


+3400.0 


+327.3 










+600 . 


+566.7 




Kent County SO 


1977 






195 


67 


34 








1 


13 


71 


105 


5 




1978 






132 


29 


22 


1 


1 





1 


44 


81 


4 




% Change 






-32. 3 


-56.7 


-35. 3 








-92.3 


-38.0 


-22.9 


-20.0 


State Police 


1977 






62 


16 


26 





1 


1 


1 


13 


35 


11 




1978 






96 


15 


16 





3 





3 


38 


45 


7 




% Change 






+54.8 


-6.3 


-38.5 




+200.0 




+200.0 


+192.3 


+28.6 


-36.4 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


1977 


20,200 


3,024.8 


611 


143 


23 





5 


9 


53 


224 


294 


26 




1978 


22 ,394 


2,790.2 


625 


172 


28 


1 


5 


11 


46 


205 


327 


30 




% Change 


+10.9 


-7.8 


+2.3 


+20.3 


+21 .7 







+22.2 


-13.2 


-8.5 


+11 .2 


+15.4 


Centreville PD 


1977 






74 


14 


19 








1 


3 


37 


30 


3 




1978 






93 


17 


18 





1 


3 


3 


33 


48 


5 




* Change 






+25.7 


+21.4 


-5.3 






+200.0 





-10.8 


+60.0 


+66. 7 


Queen Anne's County SO 


1977 






39 


38 


97 











23 


7 


9 







1978 






35 


31 


89 











5 


5 


25 







% Change 






-10.3 


-18.4 


-8.2 








- 78 3 


-28 6 


+177.8 




State Police 


1977 






498 


91 


18 





5 


8 


27 


180 


255 


23 




1978 






497 


124 


25 


1 


4 


8 


38 


167 


254 


25 




% Change 






-.2 


+36.3 


+38.9 




-20.0 





+40.7 


-7.2 


-.4 


+8. 7 


SOMERSET COUNTY 


1977 


19,624 


2,668.4 


523 


187 


36 


4 


5 


5 


45 


202 


251 


11 




1978 


20,016 


2,800.0 


560 


199 


36 


1 


4 


2 


46 


178 


296 


33 




51 Change 


+2.0 


+4.9 


+7.1 


+6.4 





-75.0 


-20.0 


-60.0 


+2.2 


-11.9 


+17.9 


+200.0 



89 



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>> 










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Crisfield PD 


1977 








126 


32 


25 











6 


38 


80 


2 




1978 








112 


35 


31 











3 


23 


78 


8 




% Change 








-11.1 


+9.4 


+24.0 


. 


_ 


_ 


-50.0 


-39.5 


-2.5 


+300.0 


Princess Anne PD 


1977 








72 


13 


18 








1 




20 


43 


1 




1978 








54 


24 


44 











1 


18 


30 


5 




% Change 








-25.0 


+84.6 


+144.4 


- 


- 


- 


-85.7 


-10.0 


-30.2 


+400.0 


University of Maryland 


1977 








24 


5 


21 











3 


1 


20 





Eastern Shore PD 
































1978 








42 


8 


19 











1 


1 


39 


1 




% Change 








+75.0 


+60.0 


-9.5 


- 


- 


- 


-66.7 





+95.0 


- 


Somerset County SO 


1977 








22 


22 


100 











9 


1 


9 


3 




1978 








21 


20 


95 











3 


3 


11 


4 




X Change 








-4.5 


-9.1 


-5.0 


- 


- 


- 


-66.7 


+200.0 


+22.2 


+33.3 


State Police 


1977 








279 


115 


41 


4 


5 


4 


20 


142 


99 


5 




1978 








331 


112 


34 


1 


4 


2 


38 


133 


138 


15 




% Change 








+18.6 


-2.6 


-17.1 


-75.0 


-20.0 


-50.0 


+90.0 


-6.3 


+39.4 


+200.0 


TALBOT COUNTY 


1977 


25,970 


3,723 


1 


968 


303 


31 


1 


9 


21 


85 


214 


604 


34 




1978 


26,259 


3,787 


1 


996 


301 


30 


1 


3 


21 


71 


234 


626 


40 




% Change 


+1.1 


+1 


7 


+2.9 


-.7 


-3.2 





-66.7 





-16.5 


+9.3 


+3.6 


+ 17.6 


Easton PD 


1977 








427 


83 


19 





5 


9 


6 


70 


327 


10 




1978 








491 


91 


19 








14 


25 


98 


341 


13 




% Change 








+15.0 


+9.6 





- 


- 


+55.6 


+316.7 


+40.0 


+4.3 


+30.0 


Oxford PD 


1977 








14 


4 


29 











2 


2 


10 







1978 








20 


7 


35 














7 


13 







% Change 








+42.9 


+75.0 


+20.7 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+250.0 


+30.0 


- 


St. Michael's PD 


1977 








115 


34 


30 








5 


12 


21 


74 


3 




1978 








32 


9 


28 








1 


3 


3 


22 


3 




t Change 








-72.2 


-73.5 


-6.7 


- 


- 


-80.0 


-75.0 


-85.7 


-70.3 





Trappe PD 


1977 








37 


18 


49 











6 


17 


14 







1978 








24 


12 


50 














12 


10 


2 




% Change 








-35.1 


-33.3 


+2.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


-29.4 


-28.6 


- 


Talbot County SO 


1977 








96 


77 


80 





2 


4 


33 


19 


34 


4 




1978 








144 


99 


69 





1 


1 


31 


24 


82 


5 




% Change 








+50.0 


+28.6 


-13.8 


- 


-50.0 


-75.0 


-6.1 


+26.3 


+141 .2 


+25.0 


State Police 


1977 








279 


87 


31 


1 


2 


3 


26 


85 


145 


17 




1978 








285 


83 


29 


1 


2 


5 


12 


90 


158 


17 




% Change 








+2.2 


-4.6 


-6.5 








+66.7 


-53.8 


+5.9 


+9.0 





WICOMICO COUNTY 


1977 


60,281 


4,804 


3 


2,897 


540 


19 


10 


12 


39 


102 


777 


1,828 


129 




1978 


60,743 


4,985 


2 


3,026 


535 


18 


4 


15 


34 


136 


939 


1 ,759 


139 




% Change 


+ .8 


+3 


8 


+4.5 


-.9 


-5.3 


-60.0 


+25.0 


-12.8 


+33.3 


+20.8 


-3.8 


+7.8 


Delmar PD 


1977 








33 


14 


42 











1 


11 


19 


2 




1978 








38 


5 


13 











4 


6 


25 


3 




% Change 








+15.2 


-64.3 


-69.0 


- 


- 


- 


+300.0 


-45.5 


+31.6 


+50.0 


Fruitland PD 


1977 








50 


8 


16 





1 


2 


2 


9 


33 


3 




1978 








103 


27 


26 








4 


20 


36 


40 


3 




% Change 








+106.0 


+237.5 


+62.5 


_ 


_ 


+100.0 


+900.0 


+300.0 


+21.2 





Salisbury PD 


1977 








1,425 


227 


16 


4 


5 


21 


10 


266 


1 ,037 


82 




1978 








1,501 


247 


16 


2 


4 


12 


11 


389 


995 


88 




% Change 








+5.3 


+8.8 





-50.0 


-20.0 


-42.9 


+10.0 


+46.2 


-4.1 


+7.3 


Salisbury State 


1977 








193 


35 


18 





1 





3 


29 


159 


1 


College PD 
































1978 








225 


24 


11 











4 


21 


199 


1 




% Change 








+16.6 


-31.4 


-38.9 








+33.3 


-27.6 


+25.2 






90 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 







Popula- 
tion 


Crime 
Rate 


Total 
Offenses 


Total 
Cleared 


Percent 
Cleared 


Murder 


Rape 


Robbery 


Aggravated 
Assault 


Breaking or 
Entering 


Larceny 
Theft 


M/V Theft 


Wicomico County 50 


1977 






76 


77 


101 











28 





48 







1978 






41 


41 


100 











28 





13 







% Change 






-46.1 


-46.8 


-1.0 


- 


- 


- 





- 


-72.9 




State Police 


1977 






1 ,120 


1 79 


16 


6 


5 


16 


58 


462 


532 




41 




1978 






1 ,118 


191 


1 7 


2 


1 1 


18 


69 


487 


487 


44 




% Change 






-.2 


+6.7 


+6.3 


-66.7 


+120.0 


+12.5 


+19.0 


+5.4 


-8.5 


+ 7.3 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


1977 


26 ,703 


9,209.7 


2,459 


552 


22 


1 


8 


26 


164 


753 


1 ,423 


84 




1978 


27,845 


9,564. 7 


2,659 


529 


20 


4 


1 6 


38 


1 78 


790 


1 ,520 


113 




% Change 


+4.3 


+3.9 


+8.1 


-4.2 


-9.1 


+300.0 


+100.0 


+46.2 


+8.5 


+4.9 


+6.8 


+34.5 


Berl in PD 


1977 






35 


20 


57 








1 


4 


6 


22 


2 




1978 






44 


33 


75 








1 


7 


10 


22 


4 




I Change 






+25.7 


+65.0 


+31.6 


- 


- 





+75.0 


+66.7 





+100.0 


Ocean City PD 


1977 






1 ,668 


327 


20 


1 


4 


15 


95 


490 


1 ,010 


53 




1 978 






1 ,910 


333 


1 7 


1 


2 


21 


121 


535 


1 ,141 


89 




% Change 






+14.5 


+1.8 


-15.0 





-50.0 


+40.0 


+27.4 


+9.2 


+13.0 


+67.9 


Ocean Pines PD 


1977 






89 


18 


20 











5 


27 


57 







1978 






93 


7 


8 











1 


42 


49 


1 




% Change 






+4.5 


-61.1 


-60.0 


- 


- 


- 


-80.0 


+55.6 


-14.0 


- 


Pocomoke City PD 


1977 






107 


50 


47 











5 


28 


73 


1 




1 978 






141 


39 


28 





2 


1 


2 


46 


87 


3 




% Change 






+31.8 


-22.0 


-40.4 


- 


- 


- 


-60.0 


+64.3 


+19.2 


+200.0 


Snow Hill PD 


1977 






65 


9 


14 





1 





4 


20 


40 







1978 






40 


2 


5 








1 


3 


10 


25 


1 




% Change 






-38.5 


-77.8 


-54.3 


- 


- 


- 


-25.0 


-50.0 


-37.5 


- 


Worcester County SO 


1977 






1 30 


41 


32 








4 


21 


38 


63 


4 




1978 






99 


25 


25 


1 


2 


8 


1 3 


28 


47 







% Change 






-23.8 


-39.0 


-21.9 


- 


- 


+100.0 


-38.1 


-26.3 


-25.4 


- 


State Police 


1977 






365 


87 


24 





3 


6 


30 


144 


1 58 


24 




1978 






332 


90 


27 


2 


10 


6 


31 


119 


149 


15 




% Change 






-9.0 


+3.4 


+12.5 


- 


+233.3 





+3.3 


-17.4 


-5.7 


-37.5 


REGION II 


1977 


145,800 


3,353.9 


4,890 


1 ,109 


23 


11 


29 


52 


259 


1 ,482 


2 .805 


252 




1978 


149,925 


3,529.0 


5,290 


1 ,069 


20 


14 


23 


59 


337 


1 ,533 


3,074 


250 




% Change 


+2.8 


-5.2 


+8.2 


-3.6 


-13.0 


+27.3 


-20.7 


+13.5 


+30.1 


+3.4 


+9.6 


-.8 


CALVERT COUNTY 


1977 


27,500 


2,865.5 


788 


239 


30 


3 


8 


5 


52 


279 


41 8 


23 




1978 


30,223 


2,576.2 


778 


21 7 


28 


1 





8 


73 


279 


388 


29 




% Change 


+9.9 


-10.1 


-1.3 


-9.2 


-6.7 


-66.7 


- 


+60.0 


+40.4 





-7.2 


+26.1 


Chesapeake Beach PD 


1977 






45 


8 


18 











4 


1 1 


28 






1978 






61 


8 


13 











1 


23 


25 


3 




X Change 






+35.6 





-27.8 


- 


- 


- 


+150.0 


+109.1 


-10.7 


+50.0 


North Beach PD 


1977 






79 


12 


15 











12 


34 


31 


2 




1978 






95 


23 


24 








1 


30 


24 


36 


4 




% Change 






+20.3 


+91.7 


+60.0 


- 


- 


- 


+150.0 


-29.4 


+16.1 


+100.0 


Calvert County SO 


1977 






43 


5 


12 














14 


28 


1 




1978 






64 


28 


44 














29 


34 


1 




% Change 






+48.8 


+460.0 


+266.7 










+107.1 


-21.4 





State Police 


1977 






621 


214 


34 


3 


8 


5 


36 


220 


331 


18 




1978 






558 


158 


28 


1 





7 


33 


203 


293 


21 




% Change 






-10.1 


-26.2 


-17.6 


-66.7 




+40.0 


-8.3 


-7.7 


-11.5 


+16.7 


CHARLES COUNTY 


1977 


64,900 


3,488.4 


2,264 


575 


25 


1 


11 


31 


118 


613 


1 ,330 


160 




1978 


66,193 


3,942.6 


2,610 


558 


21 


9 


12 


37 


193 


641 


1 ,562 


156 




% Change 


+2.0 


+13.0 


+15.3 


-3.0 


-16.0 


+800.0 


+9.1 


+19.4 


+63.6 


+4.6 


+ 17.4 


-2.5 



91 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



































« 






01 


-o 
c <u 






>» 








>*- 














<U i- 






0} 


> f— 


^ U 










Q._0 




O 


*J 0) 


i~ aj 


i- 


Q. 


n 
a 


















»— O 


O '-. 

+- o 


a. o 


3 
Ti 




o 
a: 


«x « 


U C 

CO UJ 




3 


La Plata PD 


1977 






10 


2 


20 











2 


3 


5 







1978 






10 


1 


10 














4 


6 







% Change 









-50.0 


-50.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+33.3 


+20.0 


- 


Charles County SO 


1977 






1 ,633 


448 


27 


1 


10 


24 


78 


454 


964 


102 




1978 






1 ,889 


403 


21 


9 


10 


24 


105 


483 


1 ,158 


100 




t Change 






+15.7 


-10.0 


-22.2 


+800.0 








+34.6 


+6.4 


+20.1 


-2.0 


State Police 


1977 






621 


125 


20 





1 


7 


38 


156 


361 


58 




1978 






711 


154 


22 





2 


13 


88 


154 


398 


56 




* Change 






+14.5 


+23.2 


+10.0 




+100.0 


+85.7 


+131.5 


-1.3 


+10.2 


-3.4 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


1977 


53,400 


3,441.9 


1 ,838 


295 


16 


7 


10 


16 


89 


590 


1 ,057 


69 




1978 


53,509 


3,555.1 


1 ,902 


294 


15 


4 


11 


14 


71 


613 


1,124 


65 




% Change 


+.2 


+3.3 


+3.5 


-.3 


-6.3 


-42.9 


+10.0 


+12.5 


-20.2 


+3.9 


+6.3 


-5.8 


Leonardtown PD 


1977 
1978 
X Change 






16 
10 
-37.5 


4 
1 

-75.0 


25 
10 
-60.0 




- 





- 




- 


1 
1 



10 

1 

-90.0 


5 

8 

+60.0 




- 


St. Mary's College PD 


1977 






41 


2 


5 





1 








12 


26 


2 




1978 






39 


5 


13 














9 


29 


1 




% Change 






-4.9 


+150.0 


+160.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


-25.0 


+11.5 


-50.0 


St. Mary's County SO 


1977 






1 ,238 


170 


14 


3 


5 


5 


45 


381 


768 


31 




1978 






1 ,261 


154 


12 


1 


6 


7 


17 


417 


792 


21 




% Change 






+1 .9 


-9.4 


-14.3 


-66.7 


+20.0 


+40.0 


-62.2 


+9.4 


+3.1 


-32.3 


State Police 


1977 






543 


119 


22 


4 


4 


11 


43 


187 


258 


36 




1978 






592 


134 


23 


3 


5 


7 


53 


186 


295 


43 




% Change 






+9.0 


+12.6 


+4.5 


-25.0 


+25.0 


-36.4 


+23.3 


-.5 


+14.3 


+19.4 


REGION III 


1977 


403,450 


2,818.3 


11 ,372 


2,407 


21 


11 


50 


216 


649 


3,208 


6,762 


476 




1978 


407,858 


2,825.4 


11 ,525 


2,595 


23 


9 


50 


210 


771 


3,045 


6,944 


496 




% Change 


+1.1 


+ .3 


+1.3 


+7.8 


+9.5 


-18.2 





+2.8 


+18.8 


-5.1 


+2.7 


+4.2 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


1977 


82,102 


2,693.1 


2,211 


502 


23 


3 


7 


32 


85 


592 


1,390 


102 




1978 


79,966 


2,663.8 


2,131 


500 


23 


1 


2 


18 


81 


539 


1,390 


100 




% Change 


-2.6 


-1.1 


-3.6 


-.4 





-66.7 


-71.4 


-43.8 


-4.7 


-9.0 





-2.0 


Cumberland PD 


1977 






1 ,117 


251 


22 


2 


2 


17 


11 


213 


846 


26 




1978 






1,109 


275 


25 








10 


11 


218 


832 


38 




% Change 






-.7 


+9.6 


+13.6 






-41.2 





+2.3 


-1.7 


+46.2 


Frostburg PD 


1977 






93 


12 


13 








1 





27 


59 


6 




1978 






69 


13 


19 











4 


10 


50 


5 




% Change 






-25.8 


+8.3 


+46.2 


- 


- 


- 


- 


-63.0 


-15.3 


-16.7 


Frostburg State 
College PD 


1977 
1978 






97 
96 


22 
15 


23 
16 






1 
1 



1 


7 
5 


47 
29 


39 
55 


3 
5 




% Change 






-1.0 


-31.8 


-30.4 


- 





- 


-28.6 


-38.3 


+41.0 


+66.7 


Lonaconing PD 


1977 






8 


3 


38 











1 


2 


2 


3 




1978 






7 


6 


86 











3 


3 


1 







% Change 






-12.5 


+100.0 


+126.3 


- 


- 


- 


+200.0 


+50.0 


-50.0 


- 


Westernport PD 


1977 






47 


15 


32 





1 





6 


28 


4 


8 




1978 






45 


15 


33 





1 





4 


17 


18 


5 




% Change 






-4.3 





+3.1 









-33.3 


-39.3 


+350.0 


-37.5 


Allegany County SO 


1977 






98 


33 


34 





1 


1 


16 


27 


48 


5 




1978 






94 


21 


22 





1 


1 


4 


33 


49 


6 




% Change 






-4.1 


-36.4 


-35.3 










-75.0 


+22.2 


+2.1 


+20.0 


Allegany County State's 
Attorney's Office 


1977 
1978 
% Change 






8 
6 

-25.0 


6 
5 

-16.7 


75 
83 
+10.7 














5 
5 



1 




2 
1 

-50.0 







92 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



3 C 
CL O 
O -f- 



Urn 



State Police 


1977 






743 


160 


22 


1 


2 


13 


39 


247 


390 


51 




1978 






705 


150 


21 


1 


*-l 


6 


45 


229 


384 


41 




% Chanqe 






-5.1 


-6.3 


-4.5 





- 


-53.8 


+15.4 


-7.3 


-1.5 


-19.6 


CARROLL COUNTY 


1977 


86,000 


2,118.6 


1 ,822 


362 


20 


1 


9 


21 


115 


535 


1,055 


86 




1978 


89,083 


2,208.8 


1 ,968 


408 


21 


2 


13 


35 


136 


515 


1 ,180 


87 




% Chanqe 


+3.6 


+4.3 


+8.0 


+12.7 


+5.0 


+100.0 


+44.4 


+66.7 


+18.3 


-3.7 


+11.8 


+1.2 


Hampstead PD 


1977 






17 


3 


18 








1 


1 


4 


11 







1978 






37 


12 


32 








2 


2 


4 


26 


3 




X Chanqe 






+117.6 


+300.0 


+77.8 


- 


- 


+100.0 


+100.0 





+136.4 


- 


Manchester PD 


1977 






13 


1 


8 














4 


9 







1978 






12 


1 


8 








2 





3 


7 







% Change 






-7.7 








- 


- 


- 


- 


-25.0 


-22.2 


- 


New Windsor PD 


1977 






8 


4 


50 











1 


4 


3 







1978 






9 


1 


11 














4 


5 







% Change 






+12.5 


-75.0 


-78.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 





+66.7 


- 


Sykesville PD 


1977 






54 


23 


43 








1 


3 


23 


24 


3 




1978 






39 


17 


44 








1 


2 


18 


17 


1 




% Chanqe 






-27.8 


-26.1 


+2.3 


- 


- 





-33.3 


-21.7 


-29.2 


-66.7 


Taneytown PD 


1977 






49 


10 


20 











4 


14 


31 







1978 






73 


17 


23 











11 


9 


50 


3 




% Chanqe 






+49.0 


+70.0 


+15.0 


- 


- 


- 


+175.0 


-35.7 


+61.3 


- 


"Union Bridge PD 


1977 






16 


4 


25 





1 





2 





13 







1978 






2 





- 














1 


1 







% Change 


























Westminster PD 


1977 






270 


56 


21 








3 





42 


214 


11 




1978 






332 


80 


24 





1 


5 


10 


59 


246 


11 




% Change 






+23.0 


+42.9 


+14.3 


- 


- 


+66.7 


- 


+40.5 


+15.0 





Carroll County SO 


1977 






1 


1 


TOO 











1 













1978 












- 

























% Change 






- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


State Police 


1977 






1 ,394 


260 


19 


1 


8 


16 


103 


444 


750 


72 




1978 






1,464 


280 


19 


2 


12 


25 


111 


417 


828 


69 




% Change 






+5.0 


+7.7 





+100.0 


+50.0 


+56.3 


+7.8 


+6.1 


+10.4 


-4.2 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


1977 


99,538 


3,322.6 


3,306 


743 


22 


4 


18 


75 


204 


867 


1,995 


143 




1978 


103,748 


3,325.0 


3,448 


856 


25 


4 


17 


70 


237 


909 


2,073 


138 




X Change 


+4.2 


+ .1 


+4.3 


+15.2 


+13.6 





-5.6 


-6.7 


+16.2 


+4.8 


+3.9 


-3.5 


Brunswick PD 


1977 






154 


14 


9 








1 


10 


43 


98 


2 




1978 






182 


47 


26 





1 


1 


7 


39 


131 


3 




* Chanqe 






+18.2 


+235.7 


+188.9 


- 


- 





-30.0 


-9.3 


+33.7 


+50.0 


**Burkittsvine PD 


1977 






8 


3 


38 














6 


2 







1978 






6 


3 


50 











2 


1 


3 







% Chanqe 


























Eiimitsburg PD 


1977 






20 


2 


10 











4 


5 


10 


1 




1978 






18 


8 


44 











1 


2 


14 


1 




X Chanqe 






-10.0 


+300.0 


+340.0 








-75.0 


-60.0 


+40.0 





Frederick PD 


1977 






1 ,842 


497 


27 


1 


6 


58 


105 


367 


1,228 


77 




1978 






1,980 


588 


30 


2 


3 


55 


157 


454 


1 ,232 


76 




% Chanqe 






+7.5 


-18.3 


+11.1 


+100.0 


-50.0 


-3.4 


+49.5 


+23.7 


+ .3 


-1.3 



*( -1) rape occurred due to the unfounding of a previous year's rape 
'*Department did not operate for a full year in 1978 



93 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Thurmont PD 


1977 






14 


9 


64 








1 


3 


2 


8 




J 




1978 






13 


3 


23 














8 ■ 


5 







% Chanqe 






-7.1 


-66.7 


-64.1 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+300.0 


-37.5 


- 


Frederick County SO 


1977 






31 


7 


23 











2 


5 


24 







1978 






41 


9 


22 











6 


8 


26 


1 




% Chanqe 






+32.3 


+28.6 


+4.3 








+200.0 


+60.0 


+8.3 




State Police 


1977 






1 ,237 


211 


17 


3 


12 


15 


80 


439 


625 


63 




1978 






1,208 


198 


16 


2 


13 


13 


64 


397 


662 


57 




% Chanqe 






-2.3 


-6.2 


-5.9 


-33.3 


+8.3 


-13.3 


-20.0 


+9.6 


+5.9 


-9.5 


GARRETT COUNTY 


1977 


24,810 


1 ,919.4 


476 


112 


24 


1 


4 


1 


24 


189 


234 


23 




1978 


25,664 


2,000.0 


514 


87 


17 





1 


5 


26 


164 


274 


44 




t Change 


+3.4 


+4.2 


+8.0 


-22.3 


-29.2 




-75.0 


+400.0 


+8.3 


-13.2 


+17.1 


+91.3 



Oakland PD 1977 63 20 32 1 5 14 35 8 
1978 85 14 17 9 15 49 12 
X Change +34.9 -30.0 -46.9 - +80.0 +7.1 +40.0 +50.0 



Garrett County SO 1977 190 40 21 1 2 1 76 107 3 
1978 203 28 14 76 122 -5 
% Change +6.8 -30.0 -33.3 - : : +14.0 +66.7 



State Police 


1977 






223 


52 


23 





2 





18 


99 


92 


12 




1 978 






226 


45 


20 


Q 


1 


5 


1 7 


73 


103 


27 




t Charge 






+1.3 


-13.5 


-13.0 




-50.0 




-5.6 


-26.3 


+ 12.0 


+125.0 


WASHINGTON COUNTY 


1977 


1 1 1 000 


3 204.5 


3 557 


688 


1 9 


2 


12 


87 


221 


1 ,025 


2 ,088 


122 




1 978 


109 397 


3 166.4 


3 ,464 


744 


22 


2 


1 7 


82 


291 


91 8 


2 027 


127 




I Chanqe 


-1 .4 


-1.2 


-2.6 


+8.1 


+15.8 





+41.7 


-5.7 


+ 31.7 


-10.4 


-2.9 


+4.1 


Boonsboro PD 


1977 






14 


9 


64 











2 


6 


6 







1978 






15 


2 


13 











1 


6 


8 







% Chanqe 






+7.1 


-77.8 


-79.7 








-50.0 





+ 33.3 




Hagerstown PD 


1977 






1 ,908 


390 


20 


2 


3 


66 


144 


520 


1 ,120 


53 




1978 






1 ,803 


379 


21 





8 


51 


178 


457 


1 ,040 


69 




% Change 






-5.5 


-2.8 


+5.0 




+166.7 


-22.7 


+23.6 


-12.1 


-7.1 


+30.2 


Hancock PD 


1977 






76 


20 


26 














13 


61 


2 




1978 






86 


36 


42 





1 





1 


30 


53 


1 




% Chanqe 






+13.2 


+80.0 


+61.5 










+130.8 


-13.1 


-50.0 


Williamsport PD 


1977 






77 


9 


12 








1 


3 


28 


43 


2 




1978 






70 


16 


23 








1 


9 


17 


42 


1 




% Chanqe 






-9.1 


+77.8 


+91.7 









+200.0 


-39.3 


-2.3 


-50.0 






























Washington County SO 


1977 






760 


169 


22 





1 


8 


40 


173 


514 


24 




1978 






812 


190 


23 


1 


6 


12 


47 


155 


560 


21 




% Chanqe 






+6.8 


+12.4 


+4.5 




+500.0 


+50.0 


+17.5 


-4.6 


+8.9 


-12.5 


State Pol ice 


1977 






722 


91 


13 





8 


12 


32 


285 


344 


41 




1978 






678 


121 


18 


1 


2 


18 


55 


243 


324 


35 




% Change 






-6.1 


+33.0 


+38.5 




-75.0 


+50.0 


+71.9 


-14.7 


-5.8 


-14.6 


REGION IV 


1977 


1 ,250,810 


5,705.5 


71,365 


14.037 


20 


69 


417 


2,724 


2,377 


17,705 


42,813 


5,260 




1978 


1,253,800 


5,851.0 


73,360 


13,235 


18 


49 


471 


2,890 


2,620 


18,257 


43,298 


5,775 




% Change 


+ .2 


+2.6 


+2.8 


-5.7 


-10.0 


-29.0 


+12.9 


+6.1 


+ 10.2 


+3.1 


+1.1 


+9.8 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1977 


575,310 


4,311.8 


24,806 


5,543 


22 


15 


120 


520 


462 


5.766 


16,184 


1 ,739 




1978 


582,458 


4,469.4 


26,034 


5,453 


21 


12 


122 


595 


598 


5,932 


17,044 


1 ,731 




% Chanqe 


+1.2 


+3.7 


+5.0 


-1.6 


-4.5 


-20.0 


+1.7 


+14.4 


+29.4 


+2.9 


+5.3 


-.5 


♦Gaithersburg PD 


1977 






15 


4 


27 














3 


10 


2 



1978 

% Change 

•Department's 1978 figures included with Montgomery County PD 



94 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Md. National Capital 


1977 








162 


12 


7 








2 


7 


29 


123 


1 


Park Police 
































1978 








155 


1 1 


7 








2 


9 


26 


114 


4 




% Change 








-4.3 


-8.3 





- 


'- 





+28.6 


-10.3 


-7.3 


+300.0 


Montgomery County PD 


1977 








23,210 


5,263 


23 


14 


105 


484 


313 


5,514 


15,131 


1 ,649 




1978 








24,570 


5,155 


21 


10 


1 10 


530 


488 


5,712 


16,076 


1 ,644 




I Change 








+5.9 


-2.1 


-8.7 


-28.6 


+4.8 


+9.5 


+55.9 


+3.6 


+6.2 


-.3 


Rockville PD 


1 977 








471 


56 


1 2 








6 


9 





435 


21 




1 978 








475 


70 


15 





2 


9 


14 





418 


32 




X Change 








+ .8 


+25.0 


+25.0 


■ 


- 


+50.0 


+55.6 


- 


-3.9 


+52.4 


Takoma Park PD 


1977 








747 


188 


25 


1 


13 


26 


123 


1 78 


355 


41 




1978 








661 


200 


30 


1 


6 


52 


77 


1 70 


319 


36 




% Change 








-11.5 


+6.4 


+20.0 





-53.8 


+100.0 


-37.4 


-4.5 


-12.6 


-12.2 


Montgomery County SO 


1977 







































1 978 







































X Change 








- 


- 


" 


- 


- 


- 






- 


- 


State Police 


1 977 








201 


20 


1 





2 


2 


1 n 
1 u 


42 


1 20 


25 




1978 








1 73 


1 7 


10 


1 


4 


2 


10 


24 


1 1 7 


1 5 




% Change 








-13.9 


-15.0 





- 


+100.0 








-42.9 


-2.5 


-40.0 


PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1977 


575 ,500 


6,892, 


.5 


46,559 


8,494 


18 


54 


297 


2 ,204 


1 ,915 


1 1 ,939 


26,629 


3 1 521 




1978 


671 ,342 


7,049. 


,9 


47,326 


7,782 


16 


37 


349 


2,295 


2,022 


1 2 ,325 


26 ,254 


4,044 




% Change 


-.6 


+2. 


,3 


+1.6 


-8.4 


-11.1 


-31.5 


+17.5 


+4.1 


+5.6 


+ 3.2 


-1.4 


+14.9 


Berwyn Heights PD 


1977 








31 


1 1 


35 











3 


1 1 


1 7 







1978 








59 


12 


20 





2 


3 


5 


10 


35 


4 




% Change 








+90.3 


+9.1 


-42.9 


- 


- 


- 


+56.7 


-9.1 


+105.9 


" 


Bladensburg PD 


1977 








679 


197 


29 





7 


29 


50 


163 


383 


47 




1978 








589 


183 


31 








36 


33 


125 


353 


42 




% Change 








-13.3 


-7.1 


+6.9 


- 


- 


+24.1 


+34.0 


-23.3 


-7.8 


-10.6 


Bowie State College PD 


1977 








78 


5 


6 











3 


32 


43 






1978 








146 


3 


2 











14 


73 


59 







% Change 








+87.2 


-40.0 


-66.7 


- 


- 


- 


+366.7 


+128.1 


+37.2 


" 


Capitol Heights PD 


1977 








18 


4 


22 








4 


1 


4 


9 







1978 








64 


9 


14 








5 


12 


1 8 


26 


3 




% Change 








+255.6 


+125.0 


-36.4 


- 


- 


+25.0 


+1100.0 


+350.0 


+188.9 




Cheverly PD 


1977 








299 


42 


14 





3 


1 1 


1 4 


1 10 


144 


1 7 




1978 








213 


16 


7 








10 


9 


60 


1 20 






% Change 








-28.8 


-61.9 


-50.0 


- 


- 


-9.1 


-35.7 


-45.5 


-16.7 


-17.5 


Colmar Manor- 


1977 








97 


18 


19 





1 


7 


6 


25 


55 


3 


Cottage City PD 




















2 




52 


62 




1978 








126 


36 


29 








g 


4 




% Change 








+29.9 


+100.0 


+52.6 


- 


- 


-71 .4 





+108.0 


+12.7 


+33.3 


District Heights PD 


1977 








220 


38 


1 7 








7 


2 3 


80 


92 


1 8 




1978 








250 


22 


9 





3 


4 


30 


85 


1 1 1 


] 7 




% Change 








+13.6 


-42.1 


-47.1 


- 


- 


-42.9 


+30.4 


+6.3 


+20.7 


-5.6 


♦Edmonston PD 


1977 








10 


2 


20 











1 






Q 




1976 








1 


1 


100 

















1 






% Change 




























Fairmount Heights PD 


1977 








44 


2 


5 








3 


2 


14 


25 







1978 








35 













4 


2 


13 


15 


1 




% Change 








-20.5 










+33.3 





-7.1 


-40.0 




Forest Heights PD 


1977 








111 


18 


16 


1 





16 


3 


29 


60 


2 




1978 








182 


39 


21 





1 


16 


14 


57 


85 


9 




% Change 








+64.0 


+116.7 


+31.3 









+356.7 


+96.6 


+41 .7 


+350.0 



♦Department did not operate for a full year in 1978 



95 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 

























■o 


t- 
o 


















"S 


c ^ 


i. 


















3 c 


e 








<U 1- 


<u 




Of 


> 


^ i- 




x: 






o ■'- 




O 


o ^ 


oJ ^ 


T3 


0) 




§J in 










Q. *J 




ac 


(— O 




a. i~> 


3 
51 




o 

CC 


w c 

CD UJ 




z: 


Glen Arden PD 


1977 








100 


24 


24 





1 


11 


19 


24 


41 


4 




1978 








87 


23 


26 





1 


3 


14 


29 


35 


5 




% Change 








-13.0 


-4.2 


-8.3 







-72 7 


-26 3 


-20 8 


- 1 4 6 


+25.0 


Greenbelt PD 


1977 








573 


116 


20 





1 


11 


8 


111 


348 


94 




1978 








691 


115 


17 


1 


5 


14 


11 


85 


491 


84 




% Change 








+20.5 


. _ 9 


-15.0 




+400 . 


+27.3 


+37. 5 


-23.4 


+41 1 


- 1 6 


Hyattsvllle PD 


1977 








731 


115 


16 





1 


20 


31 


198 


401 


80 




1978 








818 


130 


16 








20 


29 


213 


490 


66 




% Change 








+11.9 


+1 3.0 












-6. 5 


+7 6 


+22 2 


- 1 7 5 


Landover Hills PD 


1977 








25 


4 


16 











2 


10 


12 


1 




1978 








36 


5 


14 








2 


2 


8 


22 


2 




% Change 








+44.0 


+25.0 


-12.5 











-20.0 


+83. 3 


+100.0 


Laurel PD 


1977 








1 ,018 


367 


36 








25 


10 


148 


776 


60 




1978 








988 


381 


39 








31 


16 


151 


721 


69 




% Change 








-2.9 


-3.8 


+8. 3 






+24.0 


+60 


+2 


+7 


+15 


Mormngside PD 


1977 








52 


9 


17 











8 


13 


31 







1978 








16 


5 


31 











1 


6 


7 


2 




% Change 








-69.2 


-44.4 


-82.4 








-87 . 5 


-53.8 


-77.4 




Md. National Capital 
Park Police 


1977 
1978 








258 
277 


49 
27 


19 

10 






3 
3 


9 
7 


27 
14 


61 
32 


143 
211 


15 
10 




% Change 








+7.4 


-44. 9 


-47.4 




Q 


-22 . 2 


-48. 1 


-47. 5 


+47. 6 


-33. 3 


Mt. Rainier PD 


1977 








405 


49 


12 





3 


44 


25 


89 


214 


30 




1978 








419 


31 


7 





1 


40 


23 


95 


219 


41 




% Change 








+3. 5 


-36.7 


-41 . 7 




-66. 7 


-9.1 


-8.0 


+6.7 


+2.3 


+36.7 


Pr. George's 
County PD 


1977 
1978 








38,442 
38,812 


6,959 

6,354 


18 
16 


51 
36 


264 
316 


1 ,933 
1 ,998 


1 ,476 
1 ,617 


9,921 
10,264 


21 ,868 
21 ,184 


2,929 
3,397 




% Change 








+1 .0 


-8.7 


-11.1 


-29.4 


+19.7 


+3.4 


+9.6 


+3. 5 


-3.1 


+16.0 


Riverdale PD 


1977 








259 


36 


14 





1 


1 


11 


75 


158 


13 




1978 








275 


20 


7 





1 


7 


12 


89 


130 


36 




% Change 








+6.2 


-44 . 4 


-50. 




Q 


+600. 


+9. 1 


+18.7 


-17.7 


+176.9 


Takoma Park PD 


1977 








334 


120 


36 





3 


24 


31 


68 


192 


16 




1978 








335 


67 


20 





1 


31 


21 


67 


205 


10 




% Change 








+ . 3 


-44.2 


-44.4 




-66 . 7 


+29.2 


-32 . 3 


-1 .5 


+6.8 


-37.5 


University of Maryland 
College Park PD 


1977 
1978 








1,360 
1 ,358 


85 
90 


6 

7 






1 



14 
11 


10 
11 


477 
516 


822 

787 


36 

33 












_ _ 1 


-5. 9 


+16.7 






-21 .4 


+10.0 


+8.2 


-4. 3 


-8.3 


University Park PD 


1977 








66 


1 


2 








3 





19 


43 


1 




1978 








70 


1 


1 














24 


44 


2 












+6. 1 


Q 


-50.0 










+26. 3 


+2.3 


+100.0 


Upper Marlboro PD 


1977 








11 


2 


18 

















10 


1 




1978 








10 



















1 


9 







« uiianyc 








+9. 1 
















-10.0 




Pr. George's 
County 50 


1977 
1978 








1 




1 



100 















1 
















State Police 


1977 








1 ,337 


220 


16 


2 


8 


32 


150 


252 


739 


154 




1978 








1 ,469 


212 


14 





15 


51 


126 


252 


832 


193 




% Change 








+9.9 


-3.6 


-12.5 




+87.5 


+59.4 


-16.0 





+12.6 


+25.3 


REGION V 


1977 


2,062,470 


6.592 


.8 


135,977 


35,363 


26 


218 


870 


8,950 


10,688 


32,069 


71 ,938 


11 ,244 




1978 


2,049,602 


6,732 


.4 


137,988 


34,454 


25 


249 


860 


9,502 


11,053 


32,482 


73,350 


10,492 




% Change 


-.6 


+2 


.1 


+1 .5 


-2.6 


+3.8 


+14.2 


-1.1 


+6.2 


+3.4 


+1.3 


+2.0 


-6.7 



96 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 

























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to 






T3 
OJ 








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m +j 


Ol C7> 


>, 








3 C 




I 

Total 
Offen; 


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BALTIMORE CITY 


1977 


827,494 


8,255.0 


68,310 


19,770 


29 


171 


499 


7,574 


6,075 


15,463 


32,315 


6,213 




1978 


781 ,730 


9,023.0 


70,533 


19,170 


27 


199 


554 


8,103 


5,849 


15,969 


33,950 


5,909 




% Change 


-5.5 


+9.3 


+3. 3 


-3.0 


-6.9 


+16.4 


+11.0 


+7.0 


-3.7 


+3.3 


+5.1 


-4.9 


Baltimore City PO 


1977 






67,287 


19,691 


29 


171 


499 


7,563 


6,050 


15,257 


31 ,560 


6,187 




1978 






69,463 


19,100 


28 


197 


554 


8,097 


5,811 


15,793 


33.137 


5,874 




% Change 






+3.2 


-3.0 


-3.4 


+15.2 


+11.0 


+7.1 


-4.0 


+3.5 


+5.0 


-5.1 


Morgan State 

University PD 


1977 
1978 






248 
230 


6 
10 


2 
4 










3 
2 


5 
23 


30 
29 


206 
169 


4 

7 




% Change 






-7.3 


+66.7 


+100.0 






+33.3 


+360.0 


-3.3 


-18.0 


+75.0 


Port Administration PD 


1977 






186 


17 


9 








1 


4 


40 


135 


6 




1978 






223 


22 


10 











7 


41 


150 


25 




% Change 






+19.9 


+29.4 


+11.1 








+75.0 


+2.5 


+11.1 


+316.7 


University of 
Baltimore PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 






53 
69 
+30.2 


3 
9 

+200.0 


6 

13 

+116.7 





- 




- 



1 
- 



1 
- 


5 
8 

+60.0 


48 
59 
+22.9 




- 


University of Maryland 
Baltimore City PO 


1977 
1978 






530 
540 


48 

26 


9 
5 











7 
3 


11 
4 


131 
98 


365 
432 


16 
3 




% Change 






+1.9 


-45.8 


-44.4 


- 


- 


-57.1 


-63.6 


-25.2 


+18.4 


-81.3 


Baltimore City SO 


1977 






5 


5 


100 











5 













1978 






3 


3 


100 











3 













% Change 






-40.0 


-40.0 





- 


- 


- 


+40.0 


- 


- 


- 


State Police 


1977 






1 






















1 







1978 






5 







2 














3 







% Change 






+400.0 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


+200.0 


- 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


1977 


347,538 


5,322.6 


18,496 


3,924 


21 


16 


118 


396 


656 


5,091 


10,783 


1 ,436 




1978 


363,169 


4,713.8 


17,119 


3,880 


23 


17 


68 


349 


710 


4,694 


10,120 


1 ,161 




% Change 


+4.5 


-11.4 


-7.4 


-1.1 


+9.5 


+6.3 


-42.4 


-11.9 


+8.2 


-7.8 


-6.1 


-9.2 


Annapolis PD 


1977 






2,119 


543 


26 





6 


31 


64 


292 


1 ,636 


90 




1978 






1,891 


446 


24 


4 


4 


46 


80 


280 


1 ,410 


67 




% Change 






-10.8 


-17.9 


-7.7 




-33.3 


+48.4 


+25.0 


-4.1 


-13.8 


-25.6 


Anne Arundel County PD 


1977 






14,754 


3,115 


21 


14 


98 


328 


436 


4,429 


8,305 


1,144 




1978 






13,713 


3,137 


23 


10 


56 


265 


483 


4,068 


7,908 


923 




% Change 






-7.1 


+.7 


+9.5 


-28.6 


-42.9 


-19.2 


+10.8 


-8.2 


-4.8 


-19.3 


*State Aviation PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 






99 


8 


8 











1 


1 3 


69 


1 6 




Anne Arundel County SO 


1977 





































1978 





































% Change 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


" 


State Police 


1977 






1 ,524 


258 


17 


2 


14 


37 


155 


357 


Ill 


1 85 




1978 






1 ,515 


297 


20 


3 


8 


38 


147 


346 


802 


1 71 




* Change 






-.6 


+15.1 


+17.6 


+50.0 


+42.9 


+2.7 


-5.2 


+3.1 


+3.8 


-8.1 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


1977 


643,363 


5,946.7 


38 261 


9,115 


24 


26 


169 


751 


3,229 


8,868 


22 ,326 


2 ,892 




1978 


641,120 


6,078.1 


38 967 


8,989 


23 


29 


185 


846 


3,755 


9 ,001 


22,431 


2 ,720 




% Change 


-.3 


+2.2 


+1 .8 


-1.4 


-4.2 


+11.5 


+9.5 


+12.6 


+16.3 


+1.5 


+ .5 


-5.9 


Baltimore County PO 


1977 






35,941 


8,874 


25 


22 


162 


717 


3,109 


8,465 


20 ,672 


2 ,794 




1978 






36,605 


8,753 


24 


27 


168 


818 


3,587 


8,618 


20 ,798 


2 ,589 




% Change 






+1.8 


-1.4 


-4.0 


+22.7 


+3.7 


+14.1 


+15.4 


+1.8 


+ .6 


-7.3 


Port Administration PD 


1977 






58 


2 


3 














24 


34 







1978 






171 


9 


5 














92 


77 


2 




% Change 






+194.8 


+350.0 


+66.7 










+283.3 


+126.5 





*1978 statistics included in State Police figures 



97 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 




Sparrows Point PD 


1977 








386 


4 


1 








1 





20 


360 


5 




1978 








446 


2 


1 











19 


19 


402 


6 




% Change 








+15.5 


-50.0 





- 


- 


- 


- 


+5.0 


+ 11.7 


+20.0 


Towson State 
University PD 


1977 
1978 








461 
513 


35 
42 


8 
8 







2 



2 


10 
23 


110 
43 


330 
435 


1 
8 




% Change 








+13.7 


+20.0 





- 


- 


- 


+130.0 


-60.9 


+31.8 


+700.0 
































University of Maryland 
Baltimore County PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 








278 
173 
-37.8 


16 
4 

-75.0 


6 

2 

-66.7 






- 



1 
- 



1 
- 


5 

2 

-60.0 


14 

11 

-21.4 


258 
158 
-38.8 


1 

- 


Baltimore County SO 


1977 














- 

























1978 














- 

























X Change 








- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


- 


State Police 


1977 








1 ,147 


184 


16 


4 


7 


33 


105 


235 


672 


91 




1978 








1 ,059 


179 


17 


2 


14 


25 


124 


218 


561 


115 




t Change 








-7.7 


-2.7 


+6.3 


-50.0 


+100.0 


+24.2 


+18.1 


-7.2 


-16.5 


+26.4 


HARFORD COUNTY 


1977 


140,650 


4,115, 


,8 


5,791 


1 ,476 


25 


2 


43 


115 


388 


1 ,575 


3,427 


241 




1978 


116,556 


3,895. 





5,710 


1 ,247 


22 


3 


23 


102 


344 


1 ,651 


3,284 


303 




% Change 


+4.2 


-5. 


,4 


-1 .4 


-15.5 


-12.0 


+50.0 


-46.5 


-11.3 


-11.3 


+4.8 


-4.2 


+25.7 


Aberdeen PD 


1977 








1 ,185 


209 


18 


1 


9 


34 


73 


307 


720 


41 




1978 








1,109 


113 


10 


1 


2 


29 


55 


266 


698 


58 




% Change 








-6.4 


-45.9 


-44.4 





-77.8 


-14.7 


-24.7 


-13.4 


-3.1 


+41 .5 


Bel Air PD 


1977 








591 


172 


29 





1 


4 


20 


109 


440 


17 




1978 








621 


192 


31 








7 


22 


140 


428 


24 




% Change 








+5.1 


+11.6 


+6.9 


- 


- 


+75.0 


+1C.0 


+28.4 


-2.7 


+41.2 


Havre de Grace PD 


1977 








480 


54 


11 





2 


9 


21 


133 


300 


15 




1978 








522 


50 


10 





4 


7 


23 


177 


299 


12 




% Change 








+8.8 


-7.4 


-9.1 


- 


+100.0 


-22.2 


+9.5 


+33.1 


-.3 


-20.0 


Harford County SO 


1977 








1 ,530 


552 


36 





3 


11 


42 


497 


938 


39 




1978 








1 ,646 


529 


32 





7 


16 


50 


599 


926 


48 




% Change 








+7.6 


-4.2 


-11.1 


- 


+133.3 


+45.5 


+19.0 


+20.5 


-1.3 


+23.1 


State Police 


1977 








2,005 


489 


24 


1 


28 


57 


232 


529 


1,029 


129 




1978 








1 ,812 


363 


20 


2 


10 


43 


194 


469 


933 


161 




X Change 








-9.6 


-25.8 


-16.7 


+100.0 


-64.3 


-24.6 


-16.4 


-11.3 


-9.3 


+24.8 


HOWARD COUNTY 


1977 


103,425 


4,950. 


7 


5,119 


1,078 


21 


3 


41 


114 


340 


1 ,072 


3,087 


462 




1978 


117,027 


4,836. 


8 


5,659 


1 ,168 


21 


1 


30 


102 


395 


1,167 


3,565 


399 




% Change 


+13.2 


-2. 


3 


+10.5 


+8.3 





-66.7 


-26.8 


-10.5 


+16.2 


+8.9 


+15.5 


-13.6 


Howard County PD 


1977 








4,580 


1 ,010 


22 


2 


36 


84 


298 


954 


2,809 


397 




1978 








5,028 


1 ,077 


21 


1 


27 


81 


350 


1 ,022 


3,218 


329 




t Change 








+9.8 


+6.6 


-4.5 


-50.0 


-25.0 


-3.6 


+ 17.4 


+7.1 


+14.6 


-17.1 


Howard County SO 


1977 







































1978 







































1 Change 




























State Pol ice 


1977 








539 


68 


13 


1 


5 


30 


42 


118 


278 


65 




1978 








631 


91 


14 





3 


21 


45 


145 


347 


70 




X Change 








+17.1 


+33.8 


+7.7 




-40.0 


-30.0 


+7.1 


+22.9 


+24.8 


+7.7 



PARKS 



Maryland Alcohol & 1977 0-00 00 00 

Tobacco Tax Enforce. 

1978 0-00 00 00 
X Change : :^ ;: : : : : : : Z- 



98 



MARYLAND U C R CRIME INDEX REPORT 



Maryland State Fire 
Marshal's Office 





























































1978 































% 


Change 










" 


" 


- 


- 


- 


- 


Maryland Park Service 




1977 


143 


25 


17 











5 


20 


118 









1 978 


1 56 


29 


19 











1 


10 


145 







% 


Change 


+9.1 


+16.0 


+11.8 


" 


* 


" 


-80.0 


-50.0 


+22.9 


- 


Maryland Toll Facilities 


1977 




1 


5 









2 


4 


1 1 









1 978 


1 8 


12 


67 








1 


6 


2 


6 


3 




t 


Change 


-5.3 


+1100.0+1240.0 








+200.0 


-50.0 


-45.5 




Natural Resources 




1977 


254 


10 


4 











1 





253 









1978 


356 


76 


21 

















356 









Change 


+40.2 


+660.0 


+425.0 












+40.7 




U.S. Park Service 




1977 


174 


37 


21 





5 


5 


57 


10 


91 


6 






1978 


215 


25 


12 


1 


6 


6 


44 


14 


134 


10 






Change 


+23.6 


-32.4 


-42.9 




+20.0 


+20.0 


-22.8 


+40.0 


+47.3 


+66.7 



99 



MUNICIPALITY CRIME RATES 



Crime Rates for the individual cities are calculated in the 
following table. The rates for many cities are based on combined 
figures of municipal, county and state Law Enforcement Agencies due 
to overlapping jurisdictions.* 



*Crime Rates for individual cities in Prince George's County are not 
calculated in this publication because of the overlapping jurisdictions. 
At this time Prince George's County Police Department is unable to fur- 
nish the Maryland UCR Program with a breakdown of crime for the munici- 
palities in their jurisdiction. Therefore, to have computed a crime 
rate for many cities in Prince George's County would have given a mis- 
leading picture of the crime problem in those areas. 



101 



REGION I 



CAROLINE COUNTY 



Denton 


1977 


4,521.7 


104 








3 


8 


19 


73 


1 




1978 


5,272.7 


116 








2 


11 


26 


77 







% Change 


+16.6 


+11.5 


- 


- 


-33.3 


+ 37.5 


+ 36.8 


+5.5 


- 


Federal sburg 


1977 


2,954.5 


65 











6 


19 


38 


2 




1978 


3,200.0 


64 








2 


7 


15 


37 


3 




% Change 


+8.3 


-1.5 


- 


- 


- 


+16.7 


-21.1 


-2.6 


+50.0 


Golds bo ro 


1977 






























1978 


500.0 


1 




















1 




% Change 




















Greensboro 


1977 


1 ,384.6 


18 








1 


2 


6 


9 







1978 


1 ,090.9 


12 











1 


5 


5 


1 




% Change 


-21.2 


-33.3 








-50.0 


-16.7 


-44.4 




Marydel 


1977 






























1978 


500.0 


1 














1 










% Change 




















Preston 


1977 


1 ,333.3 


8 














5 


3 







1978 


500.0 


3 











1 


1 


1 







% Change 


-62.5 


-62.5 










-80.0 


-66.7 




Ridgely 


1977 


200.0 


2 











1 





1 







1978 


700.0 


7 














5 


2 







% Change 


+250.0 


+250.0 












+100.0 




CECIL COUNTY 


Ceci 1 ton 


1977 


4,166.7 


25 











3 


18 


4 







1978 


2,200.0 


11 














5 


6 







% Change 


-47.2 


-56.0 










-72.2 


+50.0 




Charles town 


1977 


2,900.0 


29 











5 


10 


14 







1978 


3,833.3 


23 











•1 


7 


15 







X Change 


+32.2 


-20.7 








-80.0 


-30.0 


+7.1 




Chesapeake City 


1977 


363.6 


4 











1 


3 










1978 


2,545.5 


28 











1 


16 


7 


4 




% Change 


+600.1 


+600.0 










+433.3 






Elkton 


1977 


7,615.4 


495 








2 


37 


71 


350 


35 




1978 


6,728.6 


471 





1 


6 


42 


105 


282 


35 




% Change 


-11.6 


-4.8 






+200.0 


+13.5 


+47.9 


-19.4 




Northeast 


1977 


3,000.0 


75 





1 





11 


13 


47 


3 




1978 


4,850.0 


97 








1 


3 


11 


77 


5 




% Change 


+61.7 


+29.3 








-72.7 


-15.4 


+63.8 


+66.7 


Perryville 


1977 


4,190.5 


88 





1 


1 


7 


37 


36 


6 




1978 


4,428.6 


93 





1 


3 


7 


28 


50 


4 




% Change 


+5.7 


+5.7 






+200.0 




-24.3 


+38.9 


-33.3 


Port Deposit 


1977 


3,777.8 


34 


1 








3 


9 


19 


2 




1978 


3,666.7 


33 











3 


13 


17 







% Change 


-2.9 


-2.9 










+44.4 


-10.5 




Rising Sun 


1977 


4,000.0 


52 





1 





2 


10 


33 


6 




1978 


3,100.0 


31 











2 


4 


21 


4 




% Change 


-22.5 


-40.4 










-60.0 


-36.4 


-33.3 



102 



DORCHESTER COUNTY 

Cambridge 1977 6,280.0 785 1 2 7 108 180 466 21 

1978 6,129.3 711 19 105 150 120 17 

it Change -2.4 -9.4 - : H71 .4 -16.7 ^9^9 tl9.o 

East New Market 1977 000 000 00 

1978 333.3 1 1 

% Change 

Hurlock 1977 3,000.0 45 1 1 6 37 

1978 3,800.0 57 3 9 45 

% Change +26.7 ^-26.7 ; ^ I <-200.0 +50.0 +21.6 2. 

Vienna 1977 000 000 00 

1978 250.0 1 1 

t Change 

KENT COUNTY 

Chestertown 1977 3,514.3 123 2 3 33 75 10 

1978 3,763.2 144 1 1 5 37 94 6 

% Change +7.1 +17. 1 : : -50.0 +66.7 +12.1 +25.3 -40.0 

Galena 1977 000 000 00 

1978 250.0 1 1 

% Change 

Millington 1977 000 000 00 

1978 250.0 1 1 

% Change 

Rock Hall 1977 562.5 900 003 60 

1978 6,818.2 75 10 21 40 4 

% Change +1112.1 +733.3 : : : :: +600.0 +566.7 ^ 

QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 

Centreville 1977 3,700.0 74 1 3 37 30 3 

1978 4,894.7 93 1 3 3 33 48 5 

% Change +32.3 +25.7 : : +200.0 : -10.8 +60.0 +66.7 

Queenstown 1977 000 000 00 
1978 250.0 1 1 
% Change 

SOMERSET COUNTY 

Crisfleld 1977 3,937.5 126 6 38 80 2 

1978 3,531.3 113 3 24 78 8 

% Change -10.3 -10.3 - : : -50.0 -36.8 -2.5 +300.0 

Princess Anne 1977 7,200.0 72 1 7 20 43 1 

1978 8,083.3 97 2 20 69 6 

% Change +12.3 +34.7 : : : lZL4 : +60.5 +500.0 

TALBOT COUNTY 

Easton 1977 5,930.6 427 5 9 6 70 327 10 

1978 6,150.0 4 92 1 4 2 5 98 342 1 3 

it Change +3,^ +15.2 : +55.6 +316.7 +40.0 +4^6 +30.0 

Oxford 1977 1,555.6 14 2 2 10 

1978 2,625.0 21 7 14 

it Change +68.7 +50.0 : : : -^250.0 +40.0 -_ 

Queen Anne 1977 000 000 00 
1978 1,000.0 1 1 
% Change 



103 



St. Michael's 1977 7,566.7 115 5 12 21 74 3 

1978 2,265.7 34 2 3 3 23 3 

% Change -70.4 -70.4 : : -50.0 -75.0 -85.7 -68.9 ^ 

Trappe 1977 5,285.7 37 6 17 14 

1978 3,250.0 26 12 12 2 

% Change -38.5 -29.7 : : ^ ; -29.4 -U.3 ^ 

WICOMICO COUNTY 

Delmar 1977 3,000.0 33 1 11 19 2 

1978 2,125.0 51 1 4 12 31 3 

% Change -29.2 : : ^ +300.0 +9J *63.Z *50.0 

Fruitland 1977 1,851.9 50 1 2 2 9 33 3 

1978 4,392.9 123 4 23 41 51 4 

% Change t137.2 +-146.0 : : +100.0 +1050.0 +355.6 +54.5 +33.3 

Hebron 1977 000 000 00 

1978 2,285.7 16 2 10 4 

% Change 

Mardela Springs 1977 000 000 00 

1978 2,250.0 900 007 2 

% Change 

Pittsville 1977 000 000 00 

1978 1 ,000.0 5 1 4 

% Change 

Salisbury 1977 8,939.2 1 ,618 4 6 21 13 295 1 ,196 83 

1978 10,430.1 1,940 3 6 14 27 490 1,306 94 

% Change +16.7 +19.9 -25.0 : -33.3 +107.7 +66.1 +9J +13.3 

Sharpstown 1977 000 000 00 

1978 571.4 4 1 3 

% Change 

Willards 1977 000 000 00 

1978 1 ,200.0 6 1 3 2 

% Change 

WORCESTER COUNTY 

Berlin 1977 1,750.0 35 1 4 6 22 2 

1978 2,315.8 44 1 7 10 ZZ 4 

% Change +32.3 +25.7 ^ : +75.0 +66.7 -_ +100.0 

Ocean City 1977 104,250.0 1,668 14 15 95 490 1,010 53 

1978 53,055.6 1 ,910 1 2 21 121 535 . 1 ,141 89 

% Change -49.1 +14.5 ^ -50.0 +40.0 +27.4 +9J +13.0 +67.9 

Ocean Pines 1977 3,869.6 89 5 27 57 

1978 7,750.0 93 1 42 49 1 

% Change +100.3 +4^5 : : ^_ -80.0 +55.6 -14.0 ^ 

Pocomoke City 1977 2,609.8 107 5 28 73 1 

1978 3,916.7 141 2 1 2 46 87 3 

% Change +50.1 +31 .8 : : z -60.0 +64.3 +19.2 +200.0 

Snow Hill 1977 2,600.0 65 1 4 20 40 

1978 1,739.1 40 1 3 10 25 1 

% Change -33.1 -38.5 : _^ -25.0 -50.0 -37.5 -_ 

REGION II 

CALVERT COUNTY 

Chesapeake Beach 1977 3,214.3 45 4 11 28 2 
1978 3,315.8 63 10 25 25 3 
% Change +3J +40.0 : z : +150.0 +127.3 -10.7 +50.0 



104 



North Beach 


1977 


6.583.3 


79 











12 


34 


31 


2 




1978 


7,384.6 


96 








2 


30 


24 


36 


4 




% Change 


+12.2 


+21.5 








+150.0 


-29.4 


+16.1 


+100.0 


CHARLES COUNTY 


Indian Head 


1977 


5,357.1 


75 








1 


2 


24 


41 


7 




1978 


6,428.6 


90 








1 


2 


30 


56 


1 




% Change 


+20.0 


+20.0 










+25.0 


+36.6 


-85.7 


La Plata 


1977 


6,684.2 


127 








2 


7 


17 


98 


3 




1978 


8,684.2 


165 





1 


1 


4 


34 


120 


5 




% Change 


+29.9 


+29.9 






-50.0 


-42.9 


+100.0 


+22.4 


+66.7 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


Leonardtown 


1977 


1 ,176.5 


20 











1 


11 


8 







1978 


2,000.0 


32 











1 


5 


23 


3 




% Change 


+70.0 


+60.0 










-54.5 


+187.5 




RE5I0N III 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


Barton 


1977 


142.9 


1 

















1 







1978 


571.4 


4 











1 


1 


2 







% Change 


+299.9 


+300.0 












+100.0 




Cumberland 


1977 


4,146.0 


1,136 


2 


2 


18 


12 


221 


853 


28 




1978 


4,358.8 


1 ,142 





1 


10 


12 


227 


852 


40 




% Change 


+5.1 


+ .5 




-50.0 


-44.4 




+2.7 


-.1 


+42.9 


Frostburg 


1977 


2,513.2 


191 





1 


1 


7 


74 


99 


9 




1978 


2,223.7 


169 





1 


1 


9 


40 


108 


10 




% Change 


-11.5 


-11.5 








+28.6 


-45.9 


+9.1 


+ 11.1 


Luke 


1977 




1 














1 










1978 






























% Change 




















Lonaconing 


1977 


600.0 


9 











1 


2 


3 


3 




1978 


913.0 


10 











5 


3 


1 


1 




% Change 


+52.2 


+11.1 








+400.0 


+ 50.0 


-66.7 


-66.7 


Midland 


1977 


500.0 


3 














2 


1 







1978 


166.7 


1 

















1 







% Change 


-66.7 


-66.7 
















Westemport 


1977 


1 ,666.7 


50 





1 





6 


29 


6 


8 




1978 


1,730.8 


45 





1 





4 


17 


18 


5 




% Change 


+3.8 


-10.0 








-33.3 


-41.4 


+200.0 


-37.5 


CARROLL COUNTY 


Hampstead 


1977 


2,307.7 


30 








1 


1 


8 


17 


3 




1978 


2,555.6 


46 








3 


4 


7 


28 


4 




% Change 


+10.7 


+53.3 






+200.0 


+300.0 


-12.5 


+64.7 


+33.3 


Manchester 


1977 


1,176.5 


20 














9 


11 







1978 


666.7 


16 








2 





4 


10 







% Change 


-43.3 


-20.0 










-55.6 


-9.1 




*Mt. Airy 


1977 


1,227.3 


27 





1 








7 


16 


3 




1978 


1 ,454.5 


32 








1 


2 


17 


10 


2 




% Change 


+18.5 


+18.5 










+142.9 


-37.5 


-33.3 


New Windsor 


1977 


1,111.1 


10 











2 


4 


4 







1978 


1,625.0 


13 














5 


8 







% Change 


+46.3 


+30.0 










+25.0 


+100.0 




Although Mt. Airy 
Carroll County. 


lies in Carroll , 


Frederick and 


Howard Counties, for 


purposes of this 


report, we have shown the data for the entire city in 





105 



Sykesville 


1977 


3,866.7 


116 








1 


14 


40 


57 


4 




1978 


2,222.2 


40 








1 


3 


18 


17 


1 




i Change 


-42.5 


-65.5 








-78.6 


-55.0 


-70.2 


-75.0 


Taneytown 


1977 


2,038.5 


53 











4 


18 


31 







1978 


2,750.0 


77 











12 


10 


52 


3 




% Change 


+34.9 


+45.3 








+200.0 


-44.4 


+67.7 




Union Bridge 


1977 


1 ,230.8 


16 





1 





2 





13 







1978 


230.8 


3 














2 


1 







% Change 


-81.2 


-81.3 












-92.3 




Westminster 


1977 


3,400.0 


306 








4 


5 


51 


234 


12 




1978 


3,797.9 


357 





1 


5 


10 


61 


269 


11 




% Change 


+11.7 


+16.7 






+25.0 


+100.0 


+19.6 


+15.0 


-8.3 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


Brunswick 


1977 


3,080.0 


154 








1 


10 


43 


98 


2 




1978 


4,227.3 


186 





1 


1 


7 


40 


134 


3 




% Change 


+37.3 


+20.8 








-30.0 


-7.0 


+36.7 


+50.0 


Burkittsville 


1977 


3,000.0 


9 











1 


6 


2 







1978 


4,500.0 


9 











2 


2 


5 







* Change 


+50.0 










+100.0 


-66.7 


+150.0 




Emmitsburg 


1977 


1 ,941.2 


33 











6 


8 


18 


1 




1978 


1 ,833.3 


33 





1 





1 


6 


23 


2 




% Change 


-5.6 










-83.3 


-25.0 


+27.8 


+100.0 


Frederi ck 


1977 


7,011.4 


1 ,851 


1 


7 


58 


106 


367 


1 ,235 


77 




1978 


6,844.8 


1 ,985 


2 


4 


56 


160 


454 


1 ,233 


76 




% Change 


-2.4 


+7.2 


+100.0 


-42.9 


-3.4 


+50.9 


+23.7 


-.2 


-1.3 


Middletown 


1977 


1 ,200.0 


24 














10 


14 







1978 


1,650.0 


33 














9 


23 


1 




% Change 


+37.5 


+37.5 










-10.0 


+64.3 




Myersvi 1 1 e 


1977 


1 ,200.0 


6 














2 


4 







1978 


1 ,200.0 


6 


1 











1 


4 







% Change 














-50.0 






New Market 


1977 


1 ,666.7 


5 











1 





4 







1978 


666.7 


2 

















2 







% Change 


-60.0 


-60.0 












-50.0 




Rosemont 


1977 


500.0 


1 

















1 







1978 


500.0 


1 














1 










% Change 




















Thurmont 


1977 


1 ,000.0 


31 





1 


1 


5 


8 


16 







1978 


866.7 


26 











3 


12 


11 







% Change 


-13.3 


-16.1 








-40.0 


-50.0 


-31.3 




Walkersville 


1977 


2,736.8 


52 











9 


8 


33 


2 




1978 


894.7 


17 











2 


3 


12 







% Change 


-67.3 


-67.3 








-77.8 


-62.5 


-63.6 




Woodsboro 


1977 


600.0 


3 

















3 







1978 


1 ,000.0 


5 














2 


3 







% Change 


+66.7 


+66.7 
















GARRETT COUNTY 


Accident 


1977 






























1978 


2,000.0 


4 








2 








2 






% Change 



106 



Deer Park 


1977 
































1 333 3 















3 


1 







% Change 




















Fn'endsvllle 


1977 






























1 978 


500 . 


3 














2 





1 




% Change 




















Grantsville 


1977 






























1 978 


1 ,600.0 


8 











1 


2 


3 


2 , 




i Change 




















Mt. Lake Park 


1977 


1 ,076.9 


14 














1 


7 







1978 


1 ,153.8 


15 














4 


11 







t Change 


+7.1 


+7.1 










-42.9 


+57.1 




Oakland 


1977 


2,500.0 


65 








1 


5 


15 


36 


8 




1978 


4,190.5 


88 











9 


15 


52 


12 




% Change 


+67.6 


+ 35.4 








+80.0 




+44.4 


+50.0 


WASHINGTON COUNTY 


Boonsboro 


1977 


1 ,000.0 


16 











2 


6 


8 







1978 


1 ,250.0 


20 











1 


7 


11 


1 




% Change 


+25.0 


+25.0 


- 


- 


- 


-50.0 


+16.7 


+37.5 


- 


Clear Spring 


1977 






























1978 


400.0 


2 














1 


1 







% Change 




















Funkstown 


1977 


909.1 


10 














2 


5 


3 




1978 


818.2 


9 














3 


5 


1 




% Change 


-10.0 


-10.0 










+50.0 




-66.7 


Hagerstown 


1977 


5,232.9 


1.910 


2 


3 


66 


144 


520 


1 ,121 


54 




1978 


4,820.9 


1,803 





8 


51 


178 


457 


1 ,040 


69 




% Change 


-7.9 


-5.6 




+166.7 


-22.7 


+23.6 


-12.1 


-7.2 


+27.8 


Hancock 


1977 


2,961.5 


77 














13 


62 


2 




1978 


4,888.9 


88 





1 





1 


30 


55 


1 




% Change 


+65.1 


+14.3 










+130.8 


-11.3 


-50.0 


KeedysvlUe 


1977 


250.0 


1 

















1 







1978 






























% Change 




















Sharpsburg 


1977 


250.0 


2 














1 


1 







1978 


500.0 


4 











2 


2 










t Change 


+100.0 


+100.0 










+100.0 






Smithsburg 


1977 


1,900.0 


19 








1 





2 


15 


1 




1978 


2,700.0 


27 








1 


2 


5 


19 







% Change 


+42.1 


+42.1 










+150.0 


+26.7 




Will iamsport 


1977 


3,037.0 


82 








1 


3 


29 


47 


2 




1978 


3,217.4 


74 








1 


9 


18 


45 


1 




% Change 


+5.9 


-9.8 









+200.0 


-37.9 


-4.3 


-50.0 


REGION IV 


MONTGOMFRY COUNTY 


Chevy Chase IV 


1977 


1 ,757.6 


58 














30 


26 


2 




1978 


1 ,909.1 


63 








1 


2 


29 


30 


1 




% Change 


+8.6 


+8.6 










-3.3 


+15.4 


-50.0 


Chevy Chase Village 


1977 


3,379.3 


98 








3 





32 


60 


3 




1978 


3,069.0 


89 








2 


1 


27 


56 


3 




% Change 


-9.2 


-9.2 






-33.3 




-15.6 


-6.7 






107 



Gaithersburg 


1977 


3,696.2 


961 





5 


8 


14 


237 


598 


99 




1976 


4 392 3 


1 142 


Q 




1 2 


29 


229 


768 


99 




% Chanqe 


+18.8 


+18.8 







+50.0 


+107.1 


-3.4 


+28.4 





Garrett Park 


1977 


1 ,230.8 


16 














2 


12 


2 




1 978 


2 6 92.3 


35 


Q 


Q 


] 


Q 


1 


19 






% Change 


+118.7 


+118.8 










+400.0 


+58.3 


+150.0 


Kensington 


1977 


7,043.5 


162 





2 


2 


5 


49 


98 


6 




1 978 


8 478 3 


1 95 


Q 


Q 


g 


Q 


56 


121 


12 




% Chanqe 


+20.4 


+20.4 






+200.0 





+14.3 


+23.5 


+100.0 


Poolesville 


1977 


1 ,823.5 


62 














19 


36 


7 




1 978 


1 764 7 


60 


Q 


2 


Q 




1 8 


35 






% Chanqe 


-3.2 


-3.2 










-5.3 


-2.8 


-42.9 


Rockville 


1977 


5,748.3 


2,558 





5 


45 


43 


525 


1,752 


188 




1978 


5,595. 1 


2,501 


2 


15 


40 


66 


41 1 


1 756 


211 




% Change 


-2.7 


-2.2 




+200.0 


-11.1 


+53.5 


-21 .7 


+ .2 


+12.2 


Somerset 


1977 


1,583.3 


19 














5 


14 







1978 


2,333.3 


28 








1 


1 


13 


12 


1 




% Chanqe 


+47.4 


+47.4 










+160.0 


-14.3 




*Takoma Park 


1977 


5,515.3 


1,081 


1 


16 


50 


154 


246 


557 


57 




1978 


5,502.8 


996 


1 


7 


83 


98 


237 


524 


46 




% Change 


-.2 


-7.9 





-56.3 


+66.0 


-36.4 


-3.7 


-5.9 


-19.3 



**PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 
REGION V 



BALTIMORE CITY 



8aUimore City 


1977 


8,248.5 


68,256 


171 


499 


7,574 


6,075 


15,458 


32,266 


6,213 




1978 


9,023.0 


70,533 


199 


554 


8,103 


5,849 


15,969 


33,950 


5,909 




t Change 


+9.4 


+3.3 


+16.4 


+11.0 


+7.0 


-3.7 


+3.3 


+5.2 


-4.9 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


Annapol Is 


1977 


6,060.0 


2,121 





6 


31 


64 


293 


1,636 


91 




1978 


5,137.8 


1 ,901 


4 


4 


47 


81 


283 


1,414 


68 




% Change 


-15.2 


-10.4 




-33.3 


+51.6 


+26.6 


-3.4 


-13.6 


-25.3 


HARFORD COUNTY 


Aberdeen 


1977 


7,900.0 


1,185 


1 


9 


34 


73 


307 


720 


41 




1978 


7,161.3 


1 ,110 


1 


2 


29 


55 


266 


699 


58 




i Change 


-9.4 


-6.3 





-77.8 


-14.7 


-24.7 


-13.4 


-2.9 


+41.5 


Bel Air 


1977 


6,287.2 


591 





1 


4 


20 


109 


440 


17 




1978 


6,210.0 


621 








7 


22 


140 


428 


24 




% Change 


-1.2 


+5.1 






+75.0 


+10.0 


+28.4 


-2.7 


+41.2 


Havre de Grace 


1977 


4,453.7 


481 





2 


9 


22 


133 


300 


15 




1978 


4,500.0 


522 





4 


7 


23 


177 


299 


12 




% Change 


+1.0 


+8.5 




+100.0 


-22.2 


+4.5 


+33.1 


-.3 


-20.0 



♦Although Takoma Park lies in Montgomery and Prince George's Counties, for purposes of this report, we have shown the data for the entire city 
in Montgomery County. 

"Because the Prince George's County Police Department is unable to furnish the Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program with a breakdown of crime 
for the municipalities in their jurisdiction, we are not able to provide crime index information for the cities in Prince George's County. 



108 



MARYLAND 
ARREST DATA 



ARREST DATA 



The Maryland Uniform Crime Reporting Program requires the 
submission of monthly reports of data concerning persons arrested in 
the state. A record of total arrest activity for criminal acts in 
both Part I and Part II crime classes is received from 134 county, 
state and municipal law enforcement agencies, according to the age, 
sex and race of persons arrested. Traffic arrests, except Driving 
While Intoxicated, are not reported. A total of 177,015 arrests for 
Part I and Part II criminal offenses were reported during 1978. In 
comparison to 1977, there were 181,965 arrests which results in a 
2.7 percent decrease. Based on 1978 population estimates, there 
were 4,272.6 arrests per 100,000 population in Maryland. The arrest 
rate for 1977 was 4,396.4, resulting in a 2.8 percent decrease in 
arrest rate. 

A person is counted on the monthly arrest report each time 
he is arrested. It should be noted that a person may be arrested 
several times during a given month for the same or different offenses 
This occurs frequently in a crime such as Disorderly Conduct. A juve 
nile is counted as "arrested" when the circumstances are such that if 
he or she were an adult an arrest would be counted, or when police or 
other official action beyond a mere interview, warning or admonish- 
ment is taken. 

Arrest figures do not indicate the number of individuals 
arrested or summonsed since, as has been pointed out, one person 
may be arrested several times during the month. However, arrest 
information is useful in measuring the extent of law enforcement 
activities in a given geographic area, as well as providing an 
index for measuring the involvement in criminal acts, by the age, 
sex and race of perpetrators. 

31 percent of all reported arrests during 1978 were for 
Part I Offenses (Murder, Manslaughter, Forcible Rape, Robbery, 
Aggravated Assault, Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft, and Motor 
Vehicle Theft). Analysis of Part I arrest data indicates that 
Larceny comprised the highest percentage of all arrests for Part I 
crimes, with 48 percent of the total. The same trend for Larceny 
occurred in 1977 with 48 percent of the total. The Disorderly 
Conduct and All Other Offense categories continue to record the 
highest percentage of arrests for Part II Offenses. These offenses 
accounted for 40.1 percent of the total Part II Offenses in 1978. 
In 1977, these offenses accounted for 42.6 percent of the total of 
Part II Offenses. 



Violent Crime 

Arrests for crimes of violence (Murder, Forcible Rape, 
Robbery, and Aggravated Assault) on a statewide basis amounted to 



111 



21.6 percent of arrests for Part I Offenses and 6.8 percent of the 
total arrests in 1978, as compared to 21.3 percent of arrests for 
the Part I Offenses and 6.5 percent of total arrests in 1977. A 
further evaluation indicates that arrests for Robbery and Aggravated 
Assault were the most frequent, representing 42 and 48 percent re- 
spectively of the total arrests for Violent Crimes. 



Property Crime 

Property Crime arrests (Breaking or Entering, Larceny-Theft 
and Motor Vehicle Theft) comprised 78.4 percent of all arrests for 
Part I Offenses and 24.6 percent of the total arrests in 1978, as 
compared to 78.7 percent of all arrests for Part I Offenses and 24.1 
percent of the total arrests in 1977. 

The highest percentage of Property Crime arrests, 61.4 per- 
cent, occurred in the Larceny category, the same as in 1977, with 
61.3 percent of the total. 



Drug Abuse Violation Arrests 

Information pertaining to Drug Abuse Violation arrests 
is collected according to specific drug categories and whether the 
arrest was for Sale or Manufacture or Possession of the specific 
drug. During 1978, a total of 12,933 arrests for Drug Abuse Law 
Violations was reported, as compared to 1977 with 13,677 arrests, 
resulting in a 5.4 percent decrease. 

Evaluation of data reported discloses that 60.6 percent 
of all persons arrested for Drug Abuse Violations were under 21 
years of age. 56.9 percent of all persons arrested for Drug Abuse 
Violations were under 21 in 1977. 38.1 percent of the Drug Abuse 
Violation arrests were for persons under the age of 18 as compared 
to 31 .6 percent in 1977. 

Analysis of individual categories showed that the highest 
percentage of arrests, 79.1 percent, involved marijuana, as compared 
to 75.4 percent in 1977. 82 percent of the total Drug Abuse arrests 
were for Possession while 18 percent were for Sale or Manufacture. 
In 1977, 80 percent were for Possession while 20 percent were for 
Sale or Manufacture. Possession of Marijuana represented 68.5 per- 
cent of the total Drug Abuse arrests, as compared to 1977 with 64.5 
percent of the total . 



Gambling Arrests 

A total of 935 Gambling arrests were reported during 
1978. In 1977, 1,247 persons were arrested for Gambling violations, 
resulting in a 25 percent decrease. 



112 



Arrests for Gambling offenses amounted to .5 percent of all 
reported Part I and Part II arrests, compared to .6 percent in 1977. 
Persons under the age of 18 made up 6.1 percent of all Gambling arrests 
compared to 9.4 percent in 1977. The 40-44 age category had the high- 
est percentage of Gambling arrests with 12.2 percent of the total, as 
compared to 11.4 percent of the total for the 35-39 age category, which 
had the highest percentage in 1977. 



113 



ARRESTS 

JUVENILE 
1977 & 1978 




1977 
1978 
% Ch. 



JAN 
4,008 
4,106 
+2 



FEB 
4,065 
3,393 
-17 



MAR 
5,535 
5,112 



APR 
5,542 
5,145 
-7 



MAr 

5,931 
5,849 
-1 



JUNE 
5,376 
5,048 
-6 



JULY 
4,849 
5,151 
+6 



AUG 
5,458 
5,271 
-3 



SEPT 
4,818 
4,777 
-1 



OCT 
5,018 
5,658 
+13 



NOV DEC 

4,934 4,024 

4,753 4,474 

-4 +11 



114 



ARRESTS 

ADULT 
1977 & 1978 




115 



ARRESTS 

ADULT vs JUVENILE 
1978 



33.2% 




4 Vr. 





Total 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Juveni le 


240,580 


58,737 


59,558 


61 ,523 


60,762 


Adult 


461 ,677 


118,278 


122,407 


111 ,766 


109,226 



116 



ARRESTS 

DRUG ABUSE VIOLATIONS 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1978 

7.2% 



9.5% 



4.2% 




79.1% 



Opium 

Marijuana 
Synthetic 



Other 
1975 



Opium 


5,087 


931 


1 ,119 


1 ,521 


1 ,516 


Marijuana 


43,075 


10,234 


10,316 


12,124 


10,401 


Syntheti c 


1 ,789 


541 


713 


330 


205 


Other 


5,888 


1 ,227 


1 ,529 


1 ,455 


1 ,677 



117 



ARRESTS 

GAMBLING VIOLATIONS 
PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 1978 



33.7% 



48.0% 




18.2% 



Numbers 

Bookmaking 

Other 



4 Yr. 





Total 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


Bookmaking 


609 


170 


127 


150 


162 


Numbers 


1 ,935 


315 


404 


646 


570 


Other 


3,364 


450 


716 


1 ,002 


1 ,196 



118 



ARRESTS 



SEX 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



MALE 



FEMALE 



WHITE 



NEGRO 



CHINESE JAPANESE ALL OTHER 



Murder i Nonnegligent 

Manslaughter 282 
Manslaughter by 

Negligence 43 



Forcible Rape 871 

Robbery 4,734 

Felonious Assault 4,942 

Breaking or Entering 12,418 

Larceny-Theft 19,579 

Motor Vehicle Theft 3,443 

Other Assaults 13,211 

Arson 619 

Forgery i Counterfeiting 936 

Fraud 3,073 

Embezzlement 136 
Stolen Property; Buying, 

Receiving, Possessing 1,650 

Vandalism 5,842 
Weapons; Carrying, 

Possessing, etc. 2,884 
Prostitution and 

Commercialized Vice 326 

Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 

Prostitution & Commercialized Vice) 1,378 

Drug Abuse Violations 10,505 

Gambling 785 
Offenses Against Family 

and Children 969 

Driving Under the Influence 10,158 

Liquor Laws 3,838 

Disorderly Conduct 10,639 

Vagrancy 469 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 32,006 

Suspicion 829 
Curfew and Loitering 

Law Violations 481 

Run-Aways 1 ,285 



27 
2 
7 

288 
801 
649 

7,110 
250 

2,164 
103 
396 

1,982 
62 
182 
516 
245 
344 
62 

2,428 
150 
75 
964 
683 

2,211 
54 

4,799 
86 
160 

1,884 



71 
34 
299 
1,017 
2,785 
7,088 
11 ,370 
1 ,960 
8,672 
498 
731 
2,565 
107 
985 
4,572 
1 ,432 
323 
1 ,021 
9,121 
393 
597 
8,424 
3,498 
7,126 
373 
22,424 
752 
410 
2,361 



236 
10 
577 
3,994 
2,925 
5,936 
15,147 
1,721 
6,638 
220 
599 
2,461 
90 
838 
1,753 
1 ,679 
342 
404 
3,795 
541 
445 
2,667 
1 ,014 
5,689 
150 
14,271 
156 
228 
793 





9 
16 
12 
28 
9 
24 
1 

4 

7 
21 
12 
1 
7 
3 
1 
1 

12 
4 

21 


41 

3 

13 







4 
3 

16 

9 

C 
1 


4 
3 
3 
2 
5 


9 
3 
9 


21 
2 





1 
2 
2 

13 

28 
126 
2 

31 
3 
2 

24 
1 
2 
8 
3 
1 
6 
8 

1 

10 
2 
5 


46 
5 

2 



GRAND TOTAL 



148,331 



28,684 



101 ,009 



75,319 



251 



119 



ARRESTS 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



10 & 
Under 



AGE 
11-12 13-14 



AGE 



Juvenile 
Total 



Murder S Nonnegligent 

Manslaughter 1 1 3 13 9 12 39 19 10 17 18 15 15 
Manslaughter by 

Negligence 00 013 4151401 

Forcible Rape 1 15 27 23 34 49 149 58 28 57 54 43 41 

Robbery 31 113 462 452 611 634 2,303 489 351 276 247 185 158 

Felonious Assault 33 115 316 268 305 386 1,423 270 258 253 257 217 210 

Breaking or Entering 281 547 2,070 1,640 1,550 1,620 7,808 1,008 719 605 452 339 293 

Larceny-Theft 507 1,168 3,445 2,525 2,828 2,623 13,096 1.906 1,379 1,134 898 671 691 

Motor Vehicle Theft 12 53 408 527 539 536 2,075 332 235 166 141 103 80 

Other Assaults 121 263 748 591 712 826 3,261 717 755 749 643 632 626 

Arson 109 77 124 63 56 40 469 29 17 17 17 18 9 

Forgery & Counterfeiting 3 3 17 31 49 63 166 81 69 74 75 117 74 

Fraud 3 5 21 13 27 37 106 82 107 145 187 186 231 

Embezzlement 1 6 10 17 11 10 18 8 13 9 
Stolen Property, Buying, 

Receiving, Possessing 14 36 179 151 179 176 735 190 125 102 72 70 54 

Vandalism 393 564 1,130 650 614 607 3,958 317 245 210 144 163 148 
Weapons; Carrying, 

Possessing, etc. 10 31 150 133 194 232 750 177 187 151 142 112 130 
Prostitution and 

Commercialized Vice 2 13 16 24 55 30 43 47 30 42 41 
Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 

Prostitution & Commercialized Vice) 25 50 93 68 47 62 345 86 56 90 61 51 57 

Drug Abuse Violations 4 72 793 1,048 1,404 1,608 4,929 1,047 974 891 790 586 521 

Gambling 3 14 15 26 57 23 19 18 19 16 12 
Offenses Against Family 

and Children 1 2 2 1 2 8 17 22 42 32 45 43 

Driving Under the Influence 10 8 2 43 98 152 289 396 383 448 395 375 

Liquor Laws 7 174 278 609 778 1,845 416 327 273 227 154 124 

Disorderly Conduct 60 129 552 477 634 813 2,665 789 812 695 616 580 506 

Vagrancy 1 7 18 19 25 70 51 39 36 31 33 14 

All Other Offenses (Except Traffic) 308 604 2,024 1,686 1.833 1,802 8,257 1,744 1,851 1,869 1,664 1,434 1,536 

Suspicion 6 13 37 39 52 37 184 46 62 41 51 31 35 
Curfew and Loitering 

Law Violations 9 24 158 140 168 142 641 

Run-Aways 80 215 1 ,071 832 619 352 3,169 



GRAND TOTAL 



2,012 4,207 14,025 11,697 13,174 13,622 58,737 10,225 9,101 8,360 7,328 6,251 6,034 



120 



ARRESTS 



CLASSIFICATION 
OF OFFENSES 



AGE AGE 

25-29 30-34 35-39 40-44 45-49 50-54 55-59 50-64 



65 t 
Over 



Adult 
Total 



TOTAL 



Murder & Nonnegligent 

Manslaughter 18 47 30 25 13 14 13 12 
Manslaughter by 

Negligence 3 5 5 6 3 13 1 

Forcible Rape 36 169 101 62 27 22 13 11 

Robbery 165 479 188 94 44 23 7 6 

Felonious Assault 191 844 584 402 268 188 171 115 

Breaking or Entering 252 801 338 195 109 62 47 25 

Larceny-Theft 593 2,406 1 ,298 816 526 423 343 227 

Motor Vehicle Theft 64 230 115 63 33 26 15 10 

Other Assaults 552 2,456 1,678 1,128 795 552 398 231 

Arson 11 45 24 18 15 14 8 1 

Forgery i Counterfeiting 58 275 145 68 56 29 32 8 

Fraud 247 1 ,262 1 ,039 575 390 250 146 69 

Embezzlement 5 34 35 18 8 8 1 1 
Stolen Property; Buying, 

Receiving, Possessing 55 181 90 59 39 31 14 8 

Vandalism 120 3 98 2 56 1 34 99 65 39 34 
Weapons; Carrying, 

Possessing, etc. 124 421 295 217 134 107 72 52 
Prostitution and 

Commercialized Vice 40 128 68 41 32 25 24 11 
Sex Offenses (Except Forcible Rape, 

Prostitution 8 Commercialized Vice) 49 182 130 117 61 61 37 30 

Drug Abuse Violations 502 1,553 622 261 114 66 43 27 

Gambling 12 72 88 110 90 81 83 86 
Offenses Against Family 

and Children 50 197 187 172 95 69 45 14 

Driving Under the Influence 375 1,680 1,468 1,212 1,084 932 843 569 

Liquor Laws 110 323 201 156 95 97 82 48 

Disorderly Conduct 457 1,689 1,175 790 644 482 444 252 

Vagrancy 12 69 44 27 27 24 18 17 

All Other Offenses {Except Traffic) 1,304 5,521 3,721 2.644 1,875 1,253 959 523 

Suspicion 27 105 103 69 39 46 23 16 
Curfew and Loitering 

Law Violations 000 000 

Run-Aways 000 000 



2 

6 
3 
40 
8 
146 
4 

116 
6 
2 

22 
2 
2 

19 

32 
7 

15 



325 
24 
152 
8 
385 
29 





2 
1 
1 
4 
52 
6 

136 
1 

86 
4 
3 

11 

5 
9 

26 
6 

12 
3 

77 
2 

196 
18 
102 
3 

265 
8 





270 
41 
729 
2,719 
4,320 
5,259 
13,593 
1 ,618 
12,114 
253 
1 ,166 
4,949 
181 
1,097 
2,400 
2,379 
615 
1 .095 
8,004 
878 
1 .036 
10.970 
2.675 
10,185 
453 
28,548 
731 





309 
45 
878 
5,022 
5,743 
13,067 
26,689 
3.693 
15,375 
722 
1,332 
5,055 
198 
1,832 
6,358 
3,129 
670 
1.440 
12,933 
935 
1 ,044 
11 ,122 
4,521 
12,850 
523 
36,805 
915 
641 
3,169 



GRAND TOTAL 



5,432 21,572 14,029 9,479 6,715 4,951 3,923 2,404 1,435 1,039 118,278 177,015 



121 





1977 


11 145 


8,312 


2 (833 


25 


4 


43 


87 


458 


840 


1 ,359 


192 


1 ,244 


14 


97 




1978 


11,292 


8,296 


2,996 


18 


10 


31 


122 


496 


836 


1 ,192 


218 


1,238 


29 


113 




¥ r h a n na 


+1 


_ ^ 2 


+6 


-28 


■•"l 50 


-28 


+40 


+8 


_ 5 


-12 


+1 3 






+16 




1 977 












3 


2 


1 4 


40 


71 


5 


20 





1 1 




1978 


526 


323 


203 


2 


1 





7 


61 


70 


75 


7 


42 


2 


6 




% Chanqe 


-7 


-20 


+24 










+250 


+336 


+75 


+6 


+40 


+110 




-45 


Denton PD 


1977 


128 


63 


65 











2 


2 


9 


29 


2 


4 





4 




1978 


106 


58 


48 











1 


4 


8 


29 


1 


3 





3 




"f rhanna 

*> Lnanqe 


-17 


-8 


-26 
























Federal sburg PO 


1977 


43 


38 


5 














4 


2 


5 





8 





1 




1978 


32 


20 


12 











1 


4 


2 


5 


1 


1 





1 




% Change 


-26 


-47 


+140 
























Goldsboro PD 


1977 
1978 
% Chanije 




































Greensboro PD 


1 977 


29 


1 2 



















2 


1 





3 










1978 


17 


15 


2 

















1 


3 


1 













A Lnanqe 


-41 


+25 


-88 
























Preston PD 


1 977 
1978 


4 




4 






















1 


2 


1 











Ridgely PD 


1 977 


30 


27 


3 


























2 










1978 


2 





2 

















2 



















% Change 


-93 




-33 
























Caroline County SO 


1 977 


1 90 


184 


6 








2 





2 


5 


3 
















1978 


139 


118 


21 











2 


30 


3 


11 





29 










% Change 


-27 


-36 


+250 
























State Pol ice 


1977 


142 


74 


68 


2 


I 


1 





6 


21 


22 


3 


3 





5 




1978 


230 


112 


118 


2 


1 





3 


23 


54 


27 


4 


9 


2 


2 




% Change 


+62 


+51 


+73 
























CECIL COUNTY 


1977 


2,208 


1 ,686 


522 


4 





15 


11 


76 


133 


244 


30 


359 


3 


10 




1978 


2,559 


1,855 


704 





2 


3 


13 


87 


163 


192 


59 


342 


3 


8 






+16 


+10 


+35 






-80 


+ 18 


+14 


+23 


-21 


+97 


_5 






*Cecilton PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 

































*Charl estown PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 


4 


4 






































Chesapeake City PD 


1977 


1 


1 




















1 



















1978 


33 


22 


11 














1 


2 





6 


2 










% Change 


+3200 


+21 00 


























Elkton PD 


1977 


373 


276 


97 











1 


1 6 


1 2 


113 








■] 




1978 


320 


223 


97 











3 


29 


24 


53 


7 


30 





2 




% Chanqe 


-14 


-19 



























North East PD 


1977 


44 


35 


8 








1 





14 


2 


2 


1 


4 










1978 


90 


50 


40 











1 


1 


1 


10 





15 










% Change 


+104 


+39 


+400 
























Port Deposit PD 


1977 


7 


4 


3 














1 





2 





1 










1978 


9 


7 


2 














1 





2 





2 










% Chanqe 


+29 


+75 


-33 

























•Department not in operation in 1978 



122 



I I in fll! Hi i inn li i !i 1 iii 



484 


7 


151 


469 


83 


4 


44 


1 ,075 


13 


186 


380 


171 


478 


30 


2,545 


412 


17 


232 


718 


19 


198 


478 


86 


4 


45 


1 ,033 





266 


722 


140 


481 


28 


2,454 


86 


16 


214 


+48 


+171 


+31 


+2 


+4 





+4 


-4 




+43 


+90 


-18 


+ .6 


-7 


-4 


-79 


-6 


-8 


n 





1 


32 


1 





1 


58 





3 


8 




40 





210 


10 


1 


12 


28 





4 


28 


5 





2 


65 








35 




37 





38 








9 


+154 




+300 


-12 


+400 




+100 


+12 






+337 


-78 


-7 




-82 






-25 











4 











21 








6 




14 





16 


3 





3 


1 




















40 








8 




3 





5 












7000 100 102 1 60 5000 

1013 100 000 2 70 2000 












4 











4 














6 


























1 


1 

















4 





6 




























































































16 





1 


1 





5 





4 





1 





































































































178 











21 








3 


1 








2 














15 





20 








2 


4 





1 


24 








1 


16 














9 





7 


7 





9 


5 





3 


21 


2 





2 


23 








23 





6 





11 








7 


97 





21 


87 


22 





11 


216 


7 


36 


140 


19 


91 


5 


403 


74 


4 


90 


85 


1 


45 


92 


20 


1 


13 


304 





74 


292 


37 


111 


5 


507 





12 


88 


-12 




+114 


+6 


-9 




+18 


+41 




+106 


+ 109 


+95 


+22 





+26 




+200 


-2 








































2 





2 






















































































3 








3 


5 


4 


1 


4 








2 


12 





2 


12 


3 








29 








13 


7 


36 


1 


51 





4 


3 


13 





8 


14 


2 








20 








2 


13 


45 


1 


51 








3 


1 











1 








7 








2 





7 


1 





1 

















2 











11 








5 


1 


17 





12 





8 


6 












































2 








1 






































1 





3 












123 



Rising Sun PD 


1977 


82 


45 


37 














1 


14 


9 


2 


7 










1978 


55 


26 


29 














1 





6 


1 


4 










% Chanqe 


-33 


-42 


-22 
























Cecil County SO 


1977 


714 


602 


112 








9 


4 


7 


26 


31 


1 


178 


2 


2 




1978 


724 


657 


67 














10 


14 


16 


8 


166 


3 







% Change 


+1 


+9 


-40 
























State Police 


1977 


983 


718 


265 


4 





5 


5 


37 


78 


87 


18 


120 


1 


7 




1978 


1 ,328 


870 


458 





2 


3 


9 


44 


122 


105 


37 


123 





6 




% Change 


+35 


+21 


+73 
























DORCHESTER COUNTY 


1977 


1 ,561 


1 ,196 


365 








4 


7 


104 


99 


247 


16 


189 





8 




1978 


1 ,735 


1 ,321 


414 


3 





4 


1 7 


119 


117 


182 


23 


187 


8 


19 




% Change 


+11 


+10 


+13 









+143 


+14 


+18 


-26 


+44 


-1 




+137 


Cambridge PD 


1977 


706 


492 


214 











5 


74 


50 


128 


8 


72 





3 




1978 


740 


536 


204 








1 


12 


70 


51 


104 


5 


85 


3 


12 




% Change 


+5 


+9 


-5 
























Hurlock PD 


1977 


19 


11 


8 














1 


5 


6 
















1978 


20 


13 


7 














1 


4 


5 





1 










% Change 


+5 


+18 


-12 
























Dorchester County SO 


1977 


734 


619 


115 








3 


2 


20 


35 


108 


6 


111 





4 




1978 


812 


669 


143 


3 





1 


2 


30 


44 


69 


3 


91 


2 


6 




% Change 


+11 


+8 


+24 
























State Police 


1977 


102 


74 


28 








1 





9 


9 


5 


2 


6 





1 




1978 


163 


103 


60 








2 


3 


18 


18 


4 


15 


10 


3 


1 




% Change 


+60 


+39 


+114 
























KENT COUNTY 


1977 


430 


372 


58 








1 


1 


18 


28 


39 


16 


67 










1978 


444 


372 


72 


2 





2 


3 


6 


15 


51 


14 


89 


1 


5 




% Change 


+ 3 





+24 






+100 


+200 


-67 


-46 


+31 


-13 


+33 






Chestertown PD 


1977 


37 


29 


g 














1 


6 


8 


3 


16 










1978 


57 


50 


7 


1 








2 


1 


5 


12 





21 










% Change 


+54 


+72 


-12 
























Rock Hall PD 


1 977 


1 


1 























1 
















1978 


55 


20 


35 














1 


4 


7 


9 


9 










% Change 


+5400 


+1900 


























Kent County SO 


1 977 


314 


305 


g 








1 


1 


1 6 


18 


24 


1 


42 










1978 


257 


252 


5 


1 





2 


1 


1 


5 


19 





55 


1 


5 




% Change 


-18 


-17 


-44 
























State Pol i ce 


1977 


78 


37 


41 














1 


4 


6 


12 


9 










1978 


75 


50 


25 














3 


1 


13 


5 


4 










% Change 


-4 


+35 


-39 
























QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


1977 


608 


386 


222 


1 





4 


6 


27 


54 


38 


10 


78 


1 


7 




1978 


616 


380 


236 





1 


2 


6 


36 


70 


61 


19 


34 





4 




% Change 


+1 


-2 


+6 






-50 


Q 


+33 


+30 


+60 


+90 


-56 




-43 


Centrevllle PD 


1977 


49 


"1 7 


32 





Q 


Q 


Q 


] 


9 





1 


4 


1 







1978 


29 


16 


13 











4 


7 


5 


4 


1 


3 










% Change 


-41 


-6 


-59 
























Queen Anne's County SO 1977 


250 


172 


78 














5 


1 


4 





40 





1 




1978 


215 


129 


86 

















4 


10 


2 


19 










% Change 


-14 


-25 


-10 
























State Police 


1977 


309 


197 


112 


1 





4 


6 


21 


44 


34 


9 


34 





6 




1978 


372 


235 


137 





1 


2 


2 


29 


61 


47 


16 


12 





4 




% Change 


+20 


+19 


+22 

























124 



Fraud 


1 

1 


Receive, Possess 
or Buy Stolen Prop. 


1 


Weapons: Carrying. 
Possessing 


Prostit. & 


Sex Offenses 


Viofations 


i 


Offenses Against 
Family & Children 


Driving under 
the Influence 


Liquor Laws 


Disorderly 
Conduct 


5 

1 


All other 
Offenses 


Suspicion 


Curfew & Loiter. 
Law Violations 


2. 

J 










2 



4 
















8 
17 










8 
10 


6 
4 


3 
2 






15 
5 







4 


3 
1 


38 
30 




1 


3 
5 






2 







6 
3 


55 
33 






36 
74 


1 




2 


24 
17 






240 
317 






w 
1 


49 
25 


46 
42 






14 
32 


71 
76 


16 

18 



1 


5 

10 


117 

220 


7 







116 
272 


6 
12 


19 
25 


3 
3 


93 
115 


73 







34 
51 


52 
57 
+10 


3 
1 

-67 


24 
33 
+37 


99 
115 
+16 


10 
16 
+60 






3 
3 



73 
71 
-3 






19 
62 
+226 


56 
92 
+64 


4 
1 

-75 


75 
76 
*1 


2 
1 

-50 


338 
466 
+38 


105 
40 
-62 






24 

22 
-8 


21 
29 


1 



3 
1 


33 
39 


4 

3 






1 
2 


32 
21 






18 
27 


55 
72 


4 
1 


49 
37 


1 



122 
154 


2 







20 
11 






























1 
1 










1 







5 
2 







5 











1 


30 
26 


2 
1 


17 
29 


56 
67 


3 
11 






2 
1 


23 
28 






1 

35 










17 
35 


1 
1 


192 
284 


101 
40 







3 


1 
2 






4 

3 


10 
9 


3 
2 










17 
21 











20 






4 

2 






24 
23 


2 







4 

7 


31 
43 
+39 






1 
6 

+500 


18 
10 
-44 


5 
4 

-20 








1 


18 
13 
-28 






71 
53 
-25 


7 
26 
+271 


4 

12 
+200 


12 
10 
-17 


4 

1 

-75 


82 
70 
-15 



6 






7 
1 

-86 














1 




3 








1 






















1 
2 



1 


1 

8 























3 




















2 















1 



3 







10 



6 










30 
43 







1 


10 
7 


4 
1 










5 
5 






70 
53 








2 


6 
5 


4 




81 
49 










1 
1 


1 








1 
2 


7 
3 


1 











13 
6 






1 



7 
26 


4 

9 


5 








3 










6 



11 
7 

-36 




1 


5 

17 
+240 


28 
39 
+39 


2 
1 

-50 






3 
6 

+100 


35 
45 
+29 






1 
1 



34 
49 
+44 


51 
43 
-16 


13 

2 

-85 






159 
144 
-9 


9 
7 

-22 


5 



26 
21 
-19 


1 











2 












1 






























20 
3 


2 



5 



3 
1 


5 







2 

12 


6 



1 









1 



7 










2 



48 
41 


6 







118 
107 


5 
7 






6 
5 


5 
7 




1 


3 
5 


20 
39 


1 
1 






3 
4 


35 
38 






1 

1 


32 
49 


3 
2 


7 
2 






21 
34 


2 







17 
15 



125 



SOMERSET COUNTY 


1977 


758 


661 


97 


3 


1 


5 


4 


47 


89 


57 


20 


124 


Q 


3 




1978 


959 


873 


86 








3 


5 


14 


54 


77 


14 


158 


3 


2 




% Change 


+26 


+32 


-11 


- 


- 


-40 


+25 


-70 


-39 


+35 


-30 


+27 


- 


-33 


Crisfield PO 


1977 


188 


181 


7 














9 


9 


1 3 





49 










1978 


184 


1 70 


14 














2 


8 


13 


4 


58 


1 







% Change 


-2 


-6 


+100 
























Princess Anne PD 


1977 


33 


27 


6 














5 


1 


5 















1978 


84 


70 


14 














1 


3 


9 





14 










% Change 


+1 54 


+159 


+ 133 
























University of Maryland 1977 


6 


6 

















4 


1 








1 








Eastern Shore PD 


































1978 


7 


7 





C 











1 





2 
















% Change 


+17 


+17 


























Somerset County SO 


1977 


283 


278 


5 














11 


1 


8 


4 


62 










1978 


487 


482 


5 














4 


3 


10 


4 


63 


1 







% Change 


+72 


+73 



























State Police 


1977 


248 


169 


79 


3 


1 


5 


4 


18 


77 


31 


14 


12 





3 




1978 


197 


144 


53 








3 


5 


6 


40 


43 


6 


23 


1 


2 




% Change 


-21 


-15 


-33 
























TALBOT COUNTY 


1977 


1 ,084 


771 


31 3 


1 





6 


7 


37 


71 


121 


9 


103 


4 


19 




1978 


980 


712 


268 


1 


3 


2 


21 


57 


41 


115 


19 


45 


3 


17 




% Change 


-10 


-8 


-14 







-67 


+200 


+54 


-42 


-5 


+111 


-56 


-25 


-10 


Easton PD 


1977 


250 


153 


97 








5 


2 


3 


22 


58 


3 


22 





7 




1978 


241 


151 


90 





1 





13 


20 


7 


59 


4 


15 


1 


9 




% Change 


-4 


-1 


-7 
























Oxford PD 


1977 


5 


4 


1 














2 


1 


1 
















1978 


7 


2 


5 

















1 


4 





1 










% Change 


+40 


-50 


+400 
























St. Michael's PD 


1977 


57 


32 


25 











2 


3 


5 


15 





10 










1978 


28 


24 


4 














2 


2 


3 





2 










% Change 


-51 


-25 


-84 
























Trappe PD 


1977 


129 


48 


81 

















3 


4 





19 










1978 


65 


26 


39 

















5 


3 


3 





1 







% Change 


-50 


-46 


-52 
























Talbot County SO 


1977 


391 


388 


3 








1 


3 


1 5 


4 


5 


2 


40 





10 




1978 


299 


299 














1 


24 


9 


15 


3 


27 


1 


6 




% Change 


-23 


-23 


























State Pol ice 


1977 


252 


146 


106 


1 











14 


36 


38 


4 


12 


4 


2 




1978 


340 


210 


130 


1 


2 


2 


7 


11 


17 


31 


9 








2 




% Change 


+35 


+44 


+23 
























WICOMICO COUNTY 


1977 


1 ,81 3 


1 ,434 


379 


12 





3 


31 


86 


168 


229 


59 


194 


5 


26 




1978 


1,965 


1 ,444 


521 


7 


1 


7 


27 


81 


185 


193 


49 


260 


5 


25 




% Change 


+8 


+ . 7 


+37 


-42 




+1 33 


-13 


-6 


+10 


-16 


-17 


+34 





-4 


Delmar PD 


1977 


5 


3 


3 

















3 





1 













1978 


33 


15 


18 














4 





3 


1 


2 










% Change 


+450 


+400 


+500 
























Fruitland PD 


1977 


10 


10 











1 





3 





1 


4 













1978 


22 


15 


7 











1 


9 


4 


1 





2 










% Change 


+120 


+50 


























Salisbury PD 


1977 


750 


554 


196 


7 





1 


21 


9 


64 


90 


38 


102 





21 




1978 


867 


591 


276 


3 


1 


1 


9 


6 


89 


102 


27 


128 


3 


18 




% Change 


+16 


+7 


+41 

























126 



86 12 39 6 1 39 8 1 45 159 2 7 

324 7 31 7 17 13 11 4 55 2 153 1 4 

<-277 - -42 -20 tl7 -56 ■'■62 ■t-300 ^-22 -4 -50 - -43 

11 01 24 000 008 16 48 000 

7029 000 105 27 2 45 000 



0000 000 500 12 1200 

1024 000 300 2 1 21 22 100 



0000 000 000 00 0000 

0010 000 300 00 0000 



74 018 200 500 110 96 000 

314 000 400 008 00 76 000 



10 10 7 401 29 00 1 60 14 007 

202 18 300 10 00 9 3 70 10 004 



57 2 16 49 13 8 86 10 35 34 28 9 275 45 7 32 

32 12 14 43 6 3 1 39 32 88 24 17 9 189 8 4 36 

-44 ^■m -12 -12 -54 -62 -62 *Z20 *}5\ -29 -39 -31 -82 -43 +]2 

0137 401 34 00 6 46 54 008 

1328 100 30 02 14 05 42 004 



0000 000 000 01 0000 

0000 000 000 1 00 0000 



001 11 000 500 10 4000 

0001 000 000 17 1 00 0000 



0004 500 17 01 2 6 110 6 40 74 

0001 000 18 00 5 3 70 7741 



54 1 49 203 609 3 17 82 193 000 

27 88 20 203 40 30 4 2 54 95 100 



30818 204 24 00 30 5 40 18 50 20 

41 413 300 87 00 61 4 50 45 00 31 



106 1 40 86 11 5 92 6 34 34 4 3 55 7 465 12 3 

118 3 38 85 18 12 80 29 50 10 74 9 578 5 16 

*^^ +200 -5 -1 t64 - tUO -13 -15 +47 -77 +34 +29 +24 -58 +433 

0000 000 000 00 2000 

0106 000 100 6 20 2005 



0000 000 000 10 0000 

1002 000 000 20 0000 



32 1 1 3 35 9 1 19 6 34 41 40 7 159 

46 2 26 39 12 5 35 28 7 51 8 221 



127 



Sal i sbury Stdt6 


1977 




97 


24 








1 





3 


5 


33 


2 


5 










College PO 




































1978 


70 


52 


18 














1 





10 





4 












% ChanQe 


-42 


-46 


-25 


























Wi comi CO County SO 


1 977 


490 


483 


7 














29 





48 





75 


5 









1978 


503 


503 

















26 





13 





101 





4 






% Change 


+3 


+4 




























State Pol i ce 


1977 


436 


287 


149 


5 








10 


42 


96 


57 


14 


1 2 





5 






1978 


470 


268 


202 


4 





6 


17 


35 


92 


64 


21 


23 


2 


3 






% Change 




- 7 


+36 


























WUKLt J 1 LK LUUn 1 T 




2,117 


1 ,404 


71 3 


2 


2 


2 


1 8 


49 


1 58 


31 3 


27 


1 10 


1 


1 3 






1978 


1 ,508 


1 .016 


492 


3 


2 


8 


23 


35 


121 


246 


14 


81 


4 


27 






* Change 


-29 




- 31 


+50 





+300 


+28 


-29 


-23 


-21 


-48 


-26 


+300 


+1 08 




Berl i n PO 


1977 


94 


54 


40 











2 


7 


7 


6 


2 


3 












1978 


125 


70 


55 











2 


1 


17 


16 


1 


6 


2 


10 






% Change 


+33 


+30 


+37 


























Ocean City PD 


1 977 


1 ,401 


914 


487 


1 


1 





6 


9 


1 07 


1 56 


14 


62 





4 






1978 


846 


565 


281 











10 


7 


61 


120 


10 


47 





7 






% Change 


-40 


-38 


-42 


























Ocean Pines PD 


1977 


1 1 


7 


4 














1 


1 


4 


















1978 


17 


12 


5 














1 
























% Change 


+54 


+71 


+25 


























Pocomoke City PD 


1977 


1 39 


89 


50 














1 


1 5 


54 


1 


8 


1 


5 






1978 


122 


69 


53 











1 


3 


10 


57 





10 


1 


3 






% Lriange 


-12 


-22 


+6 


























Cnni.i Ui 1 1 Dr 

^nOW Ml 1 1 rU 


1 977 


47 


29 


1 8 








1 





1 


2 


6 





1 












1978 


6 


6 




















1 


2 





2 












% ChanQe 


-87 


-79 




























Worcester County SO 


1 977 


1 84 


1 1 3 


71 


1 


1 


1 


6 


1 2 


1 2 


66 


8 


2 





1 






1978 


216 


184 


32 


3 





2 


3 


13 


8 


10 





12 





6 






% Chanqe 


+1 7 


+63 


-55 


























State Pol i ce 


1 977 


241 


198 


43 











4 


18 


14 


21 


2 


25 





3 






1978 


176 


110 


66 





2 


6 


7 


10 


24 


41 


3 


4 


1 


1 






X Change 


-27 


-44 


+53 


























RhblON 11 


1 977 


5,213 


3,403 


1 ,810 


12 


2 


25 


36 


233 


492 


571 


81 


646 


14 


37 






1978 


5,362 


3,621 


1,741 


12 


1 


16 


48 


276 


358 


602 


103 


613 


8 


45 






% Chanqe 


+3 


+6 


-4 





-50 


-36 


+33 


+18 


-27 


+5 


+27 


-5 


-43 


+22 




CALVERT COUNTY 


1977 


1 ,072 


688 


384 


5 


1 


14 


8 


83 


99 


122 


10 


93 


1 


5 






1978 


1,159 


757 


402 


1 





3 


13 


117 


84 


120 


24 


66 


1 


10 






% Chanqe 


+8 


+10 


+5 


-80 




-79 


+62 


+41 


-15 


-2 


+140 


-29 





+1 00 




Chesapeake Beach po 


1 977 


21 


1 3 


8 














2 





3 





1 












1978 


42 


20 


22 














5 


4 


4 


3 


1 












% Change 


+1 00 


+54 


+1 75 


























North Beach PD 


1977 


44 


25 


19 














5 


8 








14 












1978 


45 


22 


23 














6 


10 


1 





4 












% Change 


+2 


-12 


+21 


























Calvert County SO 


1977 


72 


65 


7 

















3 


5 





1 












1978 


217 


186 


31 

















7 


17 


3 


13 





2 






% Chanqe 


+201 


+186 


+343 


























State Police 


1977 


935 


585 


350 


5 


1 


14 


8 


76 


88 


114 


10 


77 


1 


5 






1978 


855 


529 


326 


1 





3 


13 


106 


63 


98 


18 


48 


1 


8 






% Change 


-9 


-10 


-7 



























128 



0007 002 29 00 60 17 11 00 

0012 001 16 00 14 11 505 





























1 


4 





244 











56 








3 


1 








5 











1 


2 





291 











6 





24 


33 


2 





2 


43 








33 


1 


4 





43 


1 





3 


15 





n 


33 


5 





6 


23 





1 


44 


2 


3 


1 


53 








6 


33 


1 


31 


31 


1 3 


4 


1 2 


459 





4 


66 


6 


119 


3 


454 


1 55 





31 


24 


1 


34 


35 


9 


3 


6 


299 





2 


79 


7 


99 


1 


309 


19 





17 


-27 







+13 


-31 


-25 


-50 


-35 




-50 


+20 


+17 


-17 


-67 


-32 , 


-88 


" 


-45 






1 


1 








20 







9 







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7 


2 





3 


2 











19 








6 





2 





34 


2 








10 


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Q 


2 




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394 


Q 


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35 




92 


Q 


317 


153 


g 


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7 


1 


22 


4 


4 


3 


5 


252 








42 





90 





136 


17 





1 


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6 


18 


3 





1 


5 








27 


1 


1 





4 








8 


1 91 


2 


78 


275 


63 


1 2 


33 


324 




24 


358 


68 


225 




984 


109 


] 


301 


116 





45 


307 


40 


1 


30 


428 


4 


21 


602 


62 


159 


2 


1,112 


6 





345 


-39 


" 


-42 


+12 


-36 


-92 


-9 


+32 


-33 


-12 


+68 


-9 


-29 


-78 


+13 


-94 




+15 


36 


1 


30 


85 


1 8 





1 5 


60 





14 


52 


5 


69 


2 




28 


1 


59 


36 





18 


71 


5 





10 


67 





7 


139 


7 


45 


1 


236 


6 





72 





" 


-40 


-16 


-72 


" 


-33 


+12 


" 


-50 


+167 


+40 


-35 


-50 


+51 


-79 




+22 














1 

















3 





8 







Q 


Q 


Q 











2 




















15 





7 














1 











3 


1 








2 











1 


3 





1 








1 














2 








1 








4 





6 





5 


6 








1 





3 


1 











4 








7 





2 





44 





c 


1 


2 





4 


3 








2 


10 





1 


14 





2 





137 











35 


1 


27 


81 


16 


c 


15 


54 





14 


42 


4 


51 


2 


108 


28 


1 


57 


34 





14 


66 


3 





8 


56 





6 


106 


7 


30 


1 


94 








71 



129 



CHARLES COUNTY 


1977 


2,588 


1 ,765 


823 


2 


1 


6 


] 5 


77 


252 


262 


53 


355 


1 3 


28 






1978 


2,730 


1 ,907 


823 


7 


1 


8 


19 


111 


163 


303 


62 


326 


6 


26 






% Change 


+5 


+8 





+250 





+33 


+27 


+44 


-35 


+16 


+1 7 


-8 


-54 


_7 




La Plata PD 


1977 


2 


1 


1 
















Q 





Q 





Q 


Q 






1978 


1 





1 




















1 


















% Change 


-50 































Charles County SO 


1977 


2,091 


1 ,418 


673 


2 





g 


12 


42 


222 


205 


31 


332 


1 1 


24 






1978 


1 ,974 


1 ,367 


607 


7 





8 


12 


51 


138 


229 


37 


297 


6 


20 






% Change 


-6 


-4 


-10 


























State Pol ice 


1977 


495 


346 


149 





1 





3 


34 


30 


57 


22 


23 


2 


4 






1978 


755 


540 


215 





1 





7 


60 


25 


73 


25 


29 





6 






% Change 


+52 


+56 


+44 


























ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


1977 


1 ,553 


950 


603 


5 





5 


13 


73 


141 


187 


18 


198 





4 






1978 


1 ,473 


957 


516 


4 





5 


16 


48 




1 79 


1 7 


221 


1 


9 






X Change 


-5 


+ .7 


-14 


-20 







+23 


-34 


+21 


-4 


-6 


+12 




+125 




Leonardtown PD 


1977 


36 


31 


5 

















2 





















1978 


17 


14 


3 


























1 












% Change 


-53 


-55 


-40 


























St. Mary's College PD 


1977 


1 


1 










































1978 


5 


5 




















2 


1 


















% Change 


+400 


+400 




























St. Mary's County SO 


1977 


957 


536 


421 


1 








3 


17 


88 


131 





173 





3 






1978 


913 


530 


383 








2 


6 


3 


55 


117 


3 


190 


1 


6 






% Change 


-5 


-1 


-9 


























State Pol i ce 


1977 


559 


382 


177 


4 





5 


10 


56 


51 


56 ^ 


18 


25 





1 






1978 


538 


408 


1 30 


4 





3 


10 


45 


54 


61 


14 


30 





3 






% Change 


-4 


+7 


-27 


























r\Lu 1 um 111 


1977 


10,51 1 


7,489 


3,122 


10 


1 7 


27 


89 


463 


610 


1 ,324 


162 


1 ,165 


11 


121 






1978 


10,684 


7,678 


3,006 


9 


7 


27 


102 


441 


616 


1 ,311 


144 


1 ,164 


10 


121 






% Change 


+ . 7 


+2 


-4 


-10 


-59 





+1 5 


-5 


+1 


-1 


-1 1 


-.1 


-9 







ALLEGANY COUNTY 


1 977 


1 , 940 


1 ,236 


704 


2 


5 


4 


10 


98 


109 


232 


26 


253 


3 


19 






1978 


1 ,988 


1 ,245 


743 


1 





2 


12 


82 


101 


276 


29 


252 


4 


16 






% Change 


+2 


+ . 7 


+5 


-50 




-50 


+20 


-16 


-7 


+19 


+ 11 


-.4 


+33 


-16 




Cumberland PD 


1977 


951 


445 


506 


1 


1 


2 


5 


8 


43 


140 


11 


81 


2 


6 






1978 


1 ,016 


457 


559 











8 


3 


41 


172 


13 


84 


1 


5 






% Change 


+7 


+3 


+10 


























Frostburg PD 


1977 


1 36 


93 


43 


























29 












1978 


120 


84 


36 














4 











24 












% Change 


-12 


-10 


-16 


























Frost burg State 
College PD 


1 977 
1978 
% Change 


58 
27 
-53 


53 
24 
-55 


5 
3 

-40 









1 




Q 




3 
4 




1 


5 
5 


1 

2 


4 

1 


1 




1 

1 




Lonaconing PD 


1 977 


I ] 


1 


] 


Q 


Q 


Q 













2 


1 












1978 


18 


17 


1 














3 


3 








1 












% Change 


+64 


+70 





























Westernport PD 


1977 


45 


30 


15 








1 





7 


5 


3 


1 















1978 


94 


75 


19 














5 


3 


2 


4 


12 


1 


2 






% Change 


+109 


+150 


+27 


























Allegany County SO 


1977 


247 


236 


11 





1 








13 


4 


11 


2 


114 





1 






1978 


274 


272 


2 








2 





5 


6 


16 


2 


110 


1 


1 






% Change 


+11 


+15 


-82 



























130 



117 


1 


28 


128 


25 


5 


14 


149 


6 


10 


230 


27 


81 


2 


594 


19 





88 


69 





17 


158 


24 





17 


204 


1 


9 


370 


35 


61 





601 








132 


-41 


- 


-39 


+23 


-4 


- 


+21 


+37 


-83 


-10 


+61 


+30 


-25 


- 


+1 


- 


- 


+50 
































1 













































































102 





15 


101 


12 


5 


6 


125 


6 


10 


124 


3 


63 





560 








72 


56 





9 


115 


17 





8 


109 


1 


9 


145 


7 


38 





568 








87 


15 


1 


13 


27 


13 





8 


24 








105 


24 


18 


2 


34 


19 





16 . 


13 





8 


43 


7 





9 


95 








225 


28 


23 





33 








45 


38 





20 


62 


20 


8 


4 


115 








76 


36 


75 


5 


234 


62 





154 


11 





10 


78 


11 


1 


3 


157 


3 


5 


93 


20 


53 


1 


275 








141 


-71 


- 


-50 


+26 


-45 


-87 


-25 


+36 


- 


- 


+22 


-44 


-29 


-80 


+17 


- 


- 


-8 














1 








3 








5 





18 


1 


6 





























C 








1 





4 


7 





4 





















































1 
































1 














1 

















34 





10 


34 


11 





3 


75 








1 


3 


29 


4 


193 








144 


6 





8 


50 


6 








59 











4 


15 





241 








141 


4 





10 


28 


8 


8 


1 


37 








70 


33 


28 





34 


62 





10 


5 





2 


28 


5 


1 


3 


97 


3 


4 


93 


12 


30 


1 


30 











428 


8 


126 


426 


121 


4 


86 


765 


1 


130 


847 


299 


706 


138 


2,036 


90 


34 


367 


499 


8 


101 


513 


108 


13 


70 


621 


4 


98 


1 ,206 


279 


602 


104 


2,122 


29 


56 


299 


+17 





-20 


+20 


-11 


+225 


-19 


-19 


+300 


-25 


+42 


-7 


-15 


-25 


+4 


-68 


+65 


-18 


32 


1 


14 


50 


21 





27 


138 





7 


169 


102 


150 


1 


375 


14 


16 


62 


32 





8 


69 


22 





19 


117 





5 


256 


145 


112 





343 


4 


4 


77 





- 


-43 


+ 38 


+5 


- 


-30 


-15 


- 


-29 


+51 


+42 


-25 


- 


-8 


-71 


-75 


+24 


3 





3 





18 





14 


73 








97 


92 


94 





203 





15 


39 


5 





2 


30 


15 





14 


71 








109 


131 


68 





183 





4 


57 



































2 


23 


1 


73 


2 


1 


5 


1 



































16 





61 


4 





10 











3 











5 








1 


1 


3 





29 




















8 











1 




















4 




















4 




















2 





1 















































6 





4 





1 




















3 











9 








8 


1 


5 





1 








1 


1 








4 


3 





1 


3 





1 


27 


9 


1 





14 








1 


10 








3 


1 








13 





6 


11 


2 


11 





39 


1 





4 


10 





1 


12 


2 





1 


26 





4 


12 





6 





57 












131 



state's Attorney's 
Office 


1977 
1978 
% Change 


33 
27 
-18 


23 
14 
-39 


10 
13 
+30 


















5 
5 






3 







1 4 
9 






2 
2 


State Police 


1977 


459 


346 


113 


1 


3 





5 


61 


57 


70 


9 


10 





9 




1978 


412 


302 


110 


1 








4 


53 


47 


81 


8 


1 1 


1 


5 




% Change 


-10 


-13 


-3 
























CARROLL COUNTY 


1977 


1 ,935 


1 ,332 


604 


1 


2 


6 


12 


132 


119 


241 


31 


152 





22 




1978 


1 ,749 


1 ,223 


526 


3 


2 


9 


15 


119 


95 


198 


34 


140 


2 


11 




% Change 


-10 


-8 


-13 


+200 





+50 


+25 


-10 


-20 


-18 


+10 


-8 




-50 


Hampstead PD 


1977 


12 


4 


8 




















2 





1 










1978 


33 


15 


18 




















11 


2 


7 










% Change 


+175 


+275 


+125 
























Manchester PD 


1977 


7 


4 


3 

















2 








1 










1978 


5 


4 


1 











2 

























% Change 


-29 





-67 
























New Windsor PD 


1977 


1 





1 




















1 
















1978 


3 


1 


2 




















1 
















X Change 


+200 




+100 
























Sykesville PD 


1977 


62 


40 


22 











1 


3 


8 


6 


2 


10 










1978 


68 


36 


32 











3 


3 


13 


11 





4 





1 




% Change 


+10 


-10 


+45 
























Taneytown PD 


1977 


58 


32 


26 














5 


2 


7 





1 










1978 


59 


46 


13 














2 


1 


2 


2 


5 










% Change 


+2 


+44 


-50 
























*Union Bridge PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 


15 



9 


















2 





3 














Westminster PD 


1977 


402 


288 


114 








1 


3 


1 


25 


58 


1 


36 





5 




1978 


283 


187 


96 





1 





2 


9 


19 


43 


1 


36 





3 




X Change 


-30 


-35 


-16 
























Carroll County SO 


1977 


85 


83 


2 














1 






















1978 


48 


48 








































% Change 


-43 


-42 


























State Pol i ce 


1977 


1 ,294 


872 


422 


1 


2 


5 


8 


120 


82 


164 


28 


103 





17 




1978 


1 ,250 


886 


364 


3 


1 


9 


8 


105 


62 


130 


29 


88 


2 


7 




X Change 


-3 


+2 


-14 
























FREDERICK COUNTY 


1977 


3,078 


2 ,1 79 


899 


4 


3 


g 


36 


1 33 


154 


430 


49 


263 


2 


29 




1978 


3,306 


2,301 


1 ,005 


4 


4 


10 


49 


144 


213 


433 


50 


244 


1 


31 




% Change 


+7 


+6 


+12 


Q 


+33 


+1 1 


+36 


+8 


+38 


+ 7 


+2 


-7 


-50 


+7 


Brunswick PD 


1977 


163 


1 1 7 


46 


Q 


Q 


Q 


2 


4 


] 


1 


1 


29 


Q 


Q 




1978 


157 


106 


51 














1 


7 


13 





15 





6 




% Change 


-4 


_g 


+ 1 1 
























*Burki ttsvi 1 le PD 


1977 


2 





2 


Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 


2 





Q 


Q 










1978 


3 


3 





























3 










% Change 






























Enmitsburg PD 


1977 


19 


19 





























1 










1978 


34 


27 


7 

















4 


4 





10 










% Change 


+79 


+42 


























Frederick PD 


1977 


1 ,694 


1,195 


499 





1 


3 


23 


43 


70 


322 


27 


168 


2 


18 




1978 


1 ,847 


1 ,247 


600 


2 





1 


37 


63 


118 


316 


26 


163 


1 


17 




% Change 


+9 


+4 


+20 

























*These statistics do not Include a full year's data for 1978 



132 



I H . h -I i is 11 I ^ . U 

I I If 1 il II ni i I! R i li Ml I II 






1 














1 


4 











2 


Q 





1 




















3 











5 





Q 


Q 


1 


Q 













1 


19 





11 


37 


2 





12 


34 





1 


50 


2 


1 3 





29 









1 3 


15 





5 


12 


2 





3 


10 








102 


4 


17 





23 








8 


94 


1 


32 


106 


36 





16 


250 





2 


80 


53 


79 


4 


389 


20 


Q 




80 





20 


132 


17 


1 


13 


218 


2 


2 


131 


34 


58 


10 


341 





1 


61 


-15 




-38 


+24 


-53 




-19 


-13 







+64 


-36 


-27 


+150 


-12 






+9 


1 




















1 








1 


4 


Q 





2 


Q 


Q 




1 








3 











4 








1 











3 








1 


2 








1 


























1 








Q 


Q 











1 














2 




































































Q 





Q 


Q 


Q 


Q 











2 















































1 


8 


8 


1 





1 


8 








3 





1 





1 

















2 


3 











11 








3 





2 





3 





1 


8 











2 


4 








1 3 








12 


5 


3 





4 




















2 





c 





15 








7 


3 


7 





10 








3 


2 





























3 





2 


1 


2 











2 





11 


4 


10 





1 


85 











29 


38 





92 

















4 


17 


2 





3 


60 





1 


1 


11 


20 


1 


49 
































2 




















82 






































Q 











7 


41 











87 





1 3 


91 


21 





14 


141 





2 


61 


15 


34 


3 


206 


20 





56 


79 





13 


105 


15 


1 


10 


126 


2 


1 


119 


20 


29 


2 


235 








49 


21 1 


2 


51 


1 30 


35 


3 


14 


168 





114 


326 


41 


1 74 


99 


486 


12 


16 


84 


281 


6 


37 


210 


28 


10 


19 


160 


1 


88 


346 


42 


150 


68 


556 





48 


73 


+33 


+200 


-27 


+61 


-20 


+233 


+36 


-5 




-23 


+6 


+2 


-14 


-31 


+14 




+200 


-13 


1 





2 


3 


1 


Q 


Q 


9 





1 


1 5 


1 3 


27 


2 


39 





3 

















2 








2 








20 


7 


27 





51 





6 





Q 


Q 





Q 





Q 





Q 





Q 


Q 













































































1 








2 

















1 


5 





7 





2 




















2 

















1 


7 





6 

















166 





30 


55 


21 


2 


10 


60 





50 


207 


9 


106 


96 


158 





13 


34 


217 


3 


22 


120 


15 


10 


12 


54 





40 


146 


24 


92 


57 


211 





42 


38 



133 



Thurmont PD 


1977 


30 


13 


17 











1 





4 


3 





3 












1978 


46 


15 


31 

















8 








1 












% Change 


+53 


+15 


+82 


























Frederick County SO 


1977 


151 


139 


12 




















1 





5 












1978 


163 


152 


11 

















1 





















% Change 


+8 


+9 


-8 


























State Police 


1977 


1 ,019 


696 


323 


4 


2 


6 


10 


86 


77 


94 


21 


57 





11 






1978 


1,056 


751 


305 


2 


4 


9 


12 


80 


75 


100 


24 


52 





8 






% Change 


+4 


+8 


-6 


























GARRETT COUNTY 


1977 


455 


316 


139 


1 


1 


4 


1 


36 


60 


46 


12 


34 


3 


5 






1978 


461 


382 


79 











2 


38 


31 


50 


7 


62 


2 


5 






% Change 


+1 


+21 


-43 


— 


'- 




+100 


+6 


-48 


+9 


-42 


+82 


-33 







Oakland PO 


1977 


50 


26 


24 








— 







3 


8 


12 


6 


1 





2 






1978 


46 


31 


15 














2 


1 


10 


3 


6 












% Change 


-8 


+19 


-37 


























Garrett County SO 


1977 


218 


162 


56 





1 


2 





4 


21 


15 


2 


32 


1 


3 






1978 


213 


195 


18 














1 


13 


16 


1 


47 


2 


3 






% Change 


-2 


+20 


-68 


























State Police 


1977 


187 


128 


59 


1 





2 


1 


29 


31 


19 


4 


1 


2 









1978 


202 


156 


46 











2 


35 


17 


24 


3 


9 





2 






X Change 


+8 


+22 


-22 


























WASHINGTON COUNTY 


1977 


3,202 


2,426 


776 


2 


6 


4 


30 


64 


168 


375 


44 


463 


3 


46 






1978 


3,180 


2,527 


653 


1 


1 


6 


24 


58 


176 


354 


24 


466 


1 


58 






% Change 


-.7 


+4 


-16 


-50 


-83 


+50 


-20 


-9 


+5 


-6 


-45 


+ .6 


-67 


+26 




Boonsboro PO 


1977 


36 


22 


14 














1 


2 


2 


1 


1 





2 






1978 


43 


38 


5 





1 








1 


1 





















% Change 


+19 


+73 


-64 


























Hagerstown PO 


1977 


1 ,660 


1 ,250 


410 


2 





1 


16 


8 


82 


211 


12 


290 


1 


30 






1978 


1 ,521 


1 ,221 


300 








3 


10 


2 


70 


171 


8 


273 


1 


22 






% Change 


-8 


-2 


-27 


























Hancock PD 


1977 


116 


92 


24 

















3 


18 


2 


24 












1978 


110 


75 


35 








1 





1 


11 


26 


1 


24 












% Change 


-5 


-18 


+46 


























Will iarasport PD 


1977 


35 


20 


15 














1 


7 


2 





2 












1978 


64 


15 


49 














8 


7 


8 





1 












% Change 


+83 


-25 


+227 



























Washington County SO 


1977 


832 


724 


108 











5 


16 


25 


106 


12 


126 


2 


9 






1978 


927 


804 


123 


1 





2 


4 


10 


51 


87 


1 


152 





29 






% Change 


+11 


+11 


+14 



























State Police 


1977 


523 


318 


205 





6 


3 


9 


38 


49 


36 


17 


20 





5 






1978 


515 


374 


141 











10 


36 


36 


62 


14 


16 





7 






% Change 


-1 


+18 


-31 


























REGION IV 


1977 


41 ,121 


23,861 


17,260 


65 


18 


139 


993 


902 


3,347 


8,148 


783 


2,889 


258 


388 






1978 


40,072 


23,217 


16,855 


37 


11 


150 


956 


922 


3,275 


7,775 


772 


2,722 


234 


404 






It Change 


-3 


-3 


-2 


-43 


-39 


+8 


-4 


+2 


-2 


-5 


-1 


-6 


-9 


+4 




MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


1977 


14,119 


8,910 


5,209 


20 


2 


29 


195 


186 


905 


3,010 


379 


1,227 


84 


130 






1978 


13,285 


7,650 


5,635 


9 


2 


41 


217 


215 


951 


3,114 


352 


1,122 


51 


105 






% Change 


-6 


-14 


+8 


-55 





+41 


+11 


+16 


+5 


+3 


-7 


-9 


-39 


-19 




•Gaithersburg PD 


1977 
1978 
% Change 


9 


1 


8 

















3 


3 


2 














•Department reports through Montgomery County PD 



134 



0000 000 000 7 50 2005 

0001 000 000 5 2 30 18 008 



2 




















7 





2 








1 





133 




















3 











2 





1 








1 


11 


144 











41 


2 


19 


70 


13 


1 


4 


92 





60 


92 


19 


28 


1 


152 


12 





45 


64 


3 


15 


84 


11 





7 


102 


1 


46 


168 


9 


21 





132 








27 


19 


1 


4 


11 


1 





4 


23 





2 


23 





18 


11 


101 


7 





27 


21 





6 


7 


5 





2 


28 





2 


63 





21 


1 


96 








12 


+10 


- 


+50 


-36 


+400 


- 


-50 


+22 


- 





+174 


- 


+17 


-91 


-5 


- 


- 


-56 





1 





3 




















2 





3 





6 








3 











1 











2 








6 





4 





11 











5 





3 











1 


7 





2 


8 





7 


10 


70 








24 


12 





1 





1 








13 





2 


8 





9 





79 








5 


14 





1 


8 


1 





3 


16 








13 





8 


1 


25 


7 








9 





5 


6 


4 





2 


13 








49 





8 


1 


6 








7 


72 


3 


25 


129 


28 


1 


25 


186 


1 


5 


249 


103 


285 


23 


685 


37 


2 


138 


85 


2 


30 


95 


36 


2 


17 


98 


1 


1 


410 


58 


261 


25 


786 


25 


3 


76 


+ 18 


+ 33 


+20 


-26 


+29 


+100 


-32 


-47 





-80 


+65 


-44 


-8 


+9 


+15 


-32 


+50 


-45 























4 








12 


6 


4 


1 



































6 








18 


1 


12 











3 





44 


1 


8 


66 


9 


1 


21 


75 





1 


131 


72 


224 


14 


270 


14 





56 


44 


2 


12 


32 


29 


2 


14 


37 


1 





163 


37 


198 


5 


312 


25 





48 








1 


9 


1 





1 











2 


7 


14 





30 





2 


2 











10 








1 











6 


4 


15 





10 




















6 




















3 





5 


3 


5 








1 








1 


8 











1 








5 


5 


7 





12 








1 


16 





3 


10 


4 





1 


31 





4 


53 


3 


29 


5 


353 


8 





11 


19 





7 


12 


4 





1 


20 





1 


68 


1 


20 


20 


411 








6 


12 


2 


13 


38 


14 


c 


2 


76 


1 





48 


15 


9 





27 


15 





68 


22 





10 


33 


3 





1 


34 








150 


10 


9 





41 








21 


982 


115 


483 


1 ,577 


437 


8 


298 


2,439 


67 


179 


1 ,619 


1 ,643 


2,075 


6 


10,158 


92 


381 


632 


1 ,432 


139 


390 


1 ,353 


343 


5 


346 


2,712 


85 


69 


2,438 


1 ,180 


1 ,450 


119 


9,612 


13 


381 


747 


+46 


+21 


-19 


-14 


-21 


-37 


+16 


+11 


+27 


-61 


+51 


-28 


-30 


+1883 


-5 


-86 





+ 18 


232 


27 


127 


565 


233 


7 


150 


755 


19 


21 


1,073 


1 ,108 


312 


4 


2,872 


3 


3 


441 


278 


39 


99 


568 


188 


5 


150 


1,107 


20 


17 


950 


684 


228 


2 


2,243 


1 


3 


524 


+20 


+44 


-22 


+ .5 


-19 


-29 





+47 


+5 


-19 


-11 


-38 


-27 


-50 


-22 


-67 





+19 














1 





























C 












135 



Md. National Capital 
Park Pol ice 


1977 
1978 
% Change 


343 
385 
+12 


225 
255 
+1 3 


118 
130 
+10 


















3 
2 


7 
2 


2 
4 



8 


1 
2 



1 






Montgomery County PD 


1977 


12,739 


7,921 


4,818 


1 7 





23 


186 


119 


841 


2,938 


353 


1 ,186 


81 


99 




1978 


11 .939 


6,694 


5,245 


9 





36 


186 


167 


901 


3,021 


312 


1 ,090 


47 


92 




% Change 


-6 


-15 


+9 
























Rockville PO 


1977 


154 


71 


83 














8 


1 


36 


5 


3 


2 


4 




1978 


150 


83 


77 








1 


4 


8 





53 


6 


4 


1 


1 




% Change 


+4 


+1 7 


-7 
























Takoma Park PD 


1 977 


327 


186 


141 


1 





4 


1 


43 


24 


21 


6 


27 


1 


10 




1978 


308 


143 


165 








1 


15 


28 


42 


25 


9 


18 


1 







% Change 


-6 


-23 


+1 7 
























Montgomery County SO 


1977 


355 


353 


2 


2 


2 


2 


8 


4 


20 


1 


8 


1 





16 




1978 


309 


307 


2 





2 


1 


12 


2 


6 


3 


11 


1 


1 


12 




% Change 


-1 3 


-13 



























State Police 


1 977 


192 


153 


39 














9 


9 


9 


5 


9 





1 




1978 


184 


168 


16 








2 





8 





8 


6 


7 










% Change 


-4 


+ 10 


-59 
























PRINCE GEORGE'S COUNTY 


1977 


27,002 


14 ,951 


1 2 ,051 


45 


1 6 


1 1 


798 


716 


2 ,442 


5 ,1 38 


404 


1 ,662 


1 74 


258 




1978 


26,787 


15,567 


11 ,220 


28 


9 


109 


739 


707 


2,324 


4,661 


420 


1 ,600 


183 


299 




% Change 


-.8 


+4 


-7 


-38 


-44 


-.9 


-7 


-1 


-5 


-9 


+4 


-4 


+5 


+16 


Berwyn Heights PD 


1977 


16 


2 


14 














1 


3 



















1978 


23 


8 


15 

















5 


2 





1 










% Change 


-44 


+300 


+7 
























Bladensburg PD 


1977 


490 


218 


272 








1 


9 


1 6 


10 


50 


3 


1 3 





2 




1978 


555 


147 


408 











7 


9 


6 


60 


9 


7 


2 







% Change 


+1 3 


-33 


+50 
























Bowie State College 
PD 


1977 
1978 
t Change 


5 



4 




1 



















1 


4 














Capitol Heights PD 


1977 


19 


5 


14 











3 








6 





3 










1978 


29 


15 


14 














6 


3 


5 





2 










% Change 


+53 


+200 



























Cheverly PD 


1977 


173 


73 


100 





1 


1 





5 


14 


1 7 


2 


1 3 





2 




1978 


128 


58 


70 














3 


5 


5 


3 


13 










% Change 


-26 


-20 


-30 
























Colmar Manor- 
Cottage City PD 


1977 
1978 
t Change 


13 
84 
+546 



14 


13 
70 
+438 












1 






2 
5 


2 
11 


3 
5 


2 



1 











District Heights PO 


1977 


103 


33 


70 














1 3 


1 1 


3 


7 


3 










1978 


65 


26 


39 














4 


6 


2 





2 










% Change 


-37 


-21 


-44 
























*Edmonston PD 


1977 


12 


8 


4 














1 


1 








1 










1978 


1 


1 























1 
















% Change 






























Fairmount Heights PD 


1977 


6 


5 


1 

















2 



















1978 


3 


1 


2 























1 













% Change 


-50 


-80 


+100 
























Forest Heights PD 


1977 


39 


12 


27 


1 








4 


3 


5 


4 





3 










1978 


67 


18 


49 





1 





3 


4 


8 


16 





6 










% Change 


+72 


+50 


+81 

























*These statistics do not include a full year's data for 1978 



136 



3 9 5 56 2 222 1 32 

6 7 12 1 31 256 5 48 



211 24 109 530 217 6 146 640 15 14 995 879 292 4 2,413 3 398 

250 35 82 524 161 5 144 1,036 15 13 842 423 204 2 1 ,850 3 489 



1115 100 530 5 4 80 56 005 

01 413 303 500 1 4 20 44 1 01 



10 611 8 02 16 32 1 110 70 1 030 

3 4 17 9 2 19 2 18 1 15 46 33 



10 200 Oil 304 00 270 000 

10 300 000 103 00 241 000 



908 10 101 35 13 39 2 00 31 208 

15 037 300 15 31 89 20 14 001 



750 


88 


356 


1 ,012 


204 


1 


148 


1 ,684 


48 


158 


546 


535 


1 ,763 


2 


7,286 


89 


378 


191 


1 ,154 


100 


291 


785 


155 





196 


1 ,605 


65 


52 


1 ,488 


496 


1 ,222 


117 


7,369 


12 


378 


223 


+54 


+14 


-18 


-22 


-24 




+32 


-5 


+35 


-67 


+172 


-7 


-31 


+5750 


+1 


-86 





+17 











1 











1 








1 


5 











1 


2 


1 











2 




















1 


3 


6 





1 


2 









1 3 16 19 29 78 3 51 170 2 14 

1 4 16 16 4 27 5 40 3 27 237 69 6 



0000 000 000 00 0000 



0013 000 000 20 0001 

0000 100 100 2 60 2001 



1 11 14 5 7 19 5 12 31 3 10 

0027 601 10 00 27 21 23 002 



0000 100 100 00 1000 

00 1 4 4 6 5 34 2 6 



0014 300 400 13 4 10 19 2 12 3 

0011 100 000 15 2 60 12 094 



0000 000 900 00 0000 

0000 000 000 00 0000 



0000 100 000 20 0001 

0000 000 000 1 00 0001 

0002 000 000 10 2410 

0014 000 000 11 8041 



137 



Glen Arden PO 


1977 


52 


22 


30 











2 


12 


5 


9 
















1978 


42 


22 


20 











5 


16 


7 


9 
















t Change 


-19 





-33 
























Green be It PD 


1977 


307 


132 


175 








1 


2 


6 


19 


34 


14 


20 





2 




1978 


341 


128 


213 


1 





2 





6 


32 


63 


10 


14 










% Change 


+11 


-3 


+22 
























Hyattsville PD 


1977 


440 


147 


293 








1 


5 


17 


46 


40 


18 


20 





3 




1978 


396 


147 


249 











7 


23 


58 


34 


8 


21 





1 




t Change 


-10 





-15 
























Landover Hills PD 


1977 


14 


3 


11 

















4 



















1978 


12 


5 


7 














2 





1 





I 












-14 


+67 


-36 
























Laurel PD 


1977 


343 


231 


112 











6 


6 


18 


106 


5 


22 


1 


5 




1978 


487 


345 


142 











8 


9 


28 


103 


9 


26 





6 




% Change 


+42 


+49 


+27 
























Morningside PD 


1977 


41 


9 


32 














2 


1 


1 





4 


6 







1978 


16 


10 


6 














1 


6 


2 





3 










% Change 


-61 


+1 1 


-81 
























Md. National Capital 


1977 


1 ,785 


159 


1 ,626 








1 


1 





18 


25 


14 


37 








Par^ Pn1 i ro 
r a r N r u i i 


































1978 


2,026 


153 


1,873 











6 


1 





32 


6 


18 





1 




% Change 


+13 


-4 


+ 15 
























Mt. Rainier PD 


1977 


240 


148 


92 














14 


14 


25 


1 


14 










1978 


163 


116 


47 











2 


13 


4 


10 


4 


5 










% Change 


-32 


-22 


-49 
























Prince George's 


1977 


17,149 


8,654 


8,495 


38 


15 


96 


748 


549 


2,187 


4,664 


281 


991 


166 


225 


uouncy ru 


































1978 


15,671 


8,222 


7,449 


26 


7 


95 


668 


538 


2,077 


4,185 


317 


910 


180 


280 




% Change 


_g 


.5 


-12 
























Riverdale PD 


1977 


116 


53 


63 








2 





3 


8 


8 


2 


7 





1 




1978 


104 


53 


51 











1 





8 


2 


2 


9 










% Change 


-10 





-19 
























Takoma Park PD 


1977 


184 


126 


58 








1 


2 


3 


13 


55 


5 


5 





2 




1978 


121 


88 


33 








1 


3 


9 


9 


31 


3 


9 


1 


2 




% Change 


-34 


-30 


-43 
























University of Maryland 1977 


123 


82 


41 











4 


4 


6 


18 





7 





1 


College Park PD 


































1978 


133 


95 


38 











4 


5 


11 


17 


6 


23 










% Change 


+8 


+1 6 


_7 
























University Park PD 


1977 


8 


1 


7 

















4 



















1978 


4 





4 

















3 



















% Change 


-50 


- 


-43 
























Upper Marlboro PD 


1977 














































1978 



































% Change 


- 


- 


- 
























Prince George's 


1977 


4,007 


3,846 


161 




















5 


2 


426 


1 


4 


County SO 


































1978 


5,037 


4,828 


209 


























484 










% Change 


+26 


+25 


+30 
























State Pol ice 


1977 


1 ,317 


978 


339 


6 





6 


12 


59 


50 


61 


48 


72 





11 




1978 


1 ,279 


1 ,067 


212 


1 


1 


10 


25 


53 


37 


76 


42 


46 





9 




% Change 


-3 


+9 


-37 
























REGION V 


1977 


105,774 


72,000 


33,774 


251 


23 


683 


3,845 


3,409 


7,771 


15,488 


2,678 


9,534 


263 


612 




1978 


101 ,009 


67,862 


33,147 


233 


16 


653 


3,794 


3,580 


7,982 


15,802 


2,415 


9,633 


288 


649 




% Change 


-4 


-6 


-2 


-7 


-30 


-4 


-1 


+5 


+3 


+2 


-10 


+1 


+9 


+6 



138 



0000 000 130 3 60 4052 

0100 000 000 1 10 2000 



3 9 11 10 30 1 44 5 18 1 56 10 11 

1 4 14 7 7 34 44 8 14 C 54 9 17 



2 2 40 4 2 18 14 57 90 7 26 28 

1 4 43 2 4 17 7 47 79 5 18 17 



0000 000 200 40 0040 

0023 000 000 1 10 1000 



5029 902 24 00 58 47 15 201 

4 4 36 12 3 33 75 79 1 43 1 3 4 



0000 100 100 4 50 10 15 

0020 100 100 00 0000 



5 20 57 21 314 12 401 632 86 134 7 

1 43 44 20 476 9 386 262 576 136 9 



0021 810 502 15 9 63 1 44 2 13 6 

0114 400 400 2 53 52 004 



541 85 294 827 18 114 1,015 35 71 86 786 3,186 129 2 

857 98 230 569 22 152 847 47 22 706 79 629 112 1 ,793 121 104 



002 17 701 700 10 16 9079 

0070 401 100 10 5 10 36 044 



2124 601 10 01 30 2 40 24 056 

1011 601 610 13 10 7105 



0039 15 01 21 00 80 11 10 5 

002 10 600 20 00 1 42 17 023 



0001 000 000 1 00 1001 

0000 000 000 00 0010 



0000 000 000 00 0000 



76 000 100 12 80 1 10 3,407 

193 000 000 00 30 00 4,330 



120 2 29 36 30 3 200 8 3 239 1 38 129 71 83 

96 24 28 19 7 135 3 532 3 30 2 62 3 35 



2,314 48 1,073 3,285 2,624 840 788 8,785 1,159 720 5,613 2,329 12,188 364 16,254 829 262 1,742 
2,268 32 1,077 3,684 2,448 647 943 7,956 842 567 5,737 2,114 9,801 270 15,620 225 187 1,546 
-2 -33 -^.4 -^12 -7 -23 ■'■20 -9 -27 -21 +2 ^9 -20 -26 -4 -73 -29 -11 



139 



BALTIMORE CITY 


1977 


66,858 


46,592 


20,266 


197 


4 


448 


3,133 


2,156 


4,645 


8,519 


1 ,942 


5,776 


158 


327 




1978 


62,547 


42,845 


19,702 


187 


4 


468 


3,183 


2,160 


4,901 


8,620 


1 ,789 


5,754 


171 


325 




% Change 


-6 


-8 


-3 


-5 





+4 


+2 


+ .2 


+5 


+1 


-8 


-.4 


+8 


-.6 


Baltimore City PD 


1977 


65,185 


45,115 


20,070 


197 


4 


447 


3,128 


2,145 


4,636 


8,491 


1 ,931 


5,758 


158 


327 




1978 


60,922 


41,312 


19,610 


187 


4 


468 


3,179 


2,155 


4,891 


8,588 


1 ,781 


5,734 


171 


322 




% Change 


-6 


-8 


-2 
























Morgan State 


1977 


56 


47 


9 

















4 


2 


1 











University PD 


































1978 


54 


51 


3 














4 


3 


3 





4 










% Change 


-4 


+8 


-67 
























Port Administration 


1977 


32 


30 


2 














3 


1 


4 


5 


4 








PD 


































1978 


41 


37 


4 

















1 


13 


7 


4 










% Change 


+28 


+23 


+100 
























University of 


1977 


1 


1 






































Baltimore PD 


































1978 


7 


2 


5 




















2 





2 










t Change 


+600 


+100 


- 
























University of Maryland 1977 


141 


104 


37 











3 


6 


3 


20 


5 


13 








Baltimore City PD 


































1978 


126 


89 


37 











4 





5 


9 





10 





1 




% Change 


-11 


-14 



























Baltimore City SO 


1977 


1,346 


1,207 


139 














1 






















1978 


1 ,326 


1 ,286 


40 





































% Change 


-1 


+6 


-71 
























State Police 


1977 


97 


88 


9 








1 


2 


1 


1 


2 





1 










1 978 


71 


68 


3 














1 


1 


5 


1 








2 




% Change 


-27 


-23 


-67 
























ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


1977 


12,963 


8,984 


3,979 


22 


3 


57 


148 


234 


948 


1 .808 


200 


1 ,494 


34 


63 




1978 


12,433 


8,289 


4,144 


14 


2 


47 


149 


223 


929 


1 ,736 


230 


1 ,505 


18 


93 




% Change 


-4 


-8 


+4 


-36 


-33 


-17 


+ .7 


-5 


-2 


-4 


+15 


+ .7 


-47 


+48 


Annapolis PD 


1977 


2,670 


1,816 


854 








8 


18 


41 


104 


355 


24 


373 


4 


12 




1978 


2,467 


1,674 


793 


2 





3 


34 


25 


109 


338 


17 


370 


3 


10 




% Change 


-8 


-8 


-7 
























Anne Arundel County 


1977 


8,454 


5,664 


2,790 


19 





45 


109 


92 


790 


1 ,359 


140 


1 ,031 


25 


51 


PD 


































1978 


7,799 


4,801 


2,998 


9 


1 


39 


99 


101 


730 


1,254 


165 


993 


12 


73 




% Change 


-8 


-15 


+7 
























*5tate Aviation PD 


1977 


45 


40 


5 














1 








5 













1978 
































t Change 






























Anne Arundel County 


1977 


202 


195 


7 



































SO 


































1978 


140 


133 


7 





































% Change 


-31 


-32 



























State Police 


1977 


1 ,592 


1 ,269 


323 


3 


3 


4 


21 


100 


54 


94 


31 


90 


5 







1978 


2,027 


1,681 


346 


3 


1 


5 


16 


97 


90 


144 


48 


142 


3 


10 




% Change 


+27 


+32 


+7 
























BALTIMORE COUNTY 


1977 


17,821 


10,997 


6,824 


24 


10 


135 


457 


576 


1,519 


3,882 


371 


1 ,637 


63 


138 




1978 


17,725 


1 1 ,022 


6,703 


29 


3 


113 


380 


668 


1,604 


4,147 


221 


1 ,667 


86 


154 




% Change 


-.5 


+ .2 


-2 


+21 


-70 


-16 


-17 


+16 


+6 


+7 


-40 


+2 


+36 


+12 


Baltimore County PD 


1977 


16,796 


10,175 


6,621 


23 


8 


131 


448 


543 


1,476 


3,799 


349 


1 ,557 


63 


132 




1978 


16,571 


10,006 


6,565 


28 


1 


107 


376 


632 


1 ,554 


4,018 


193 


1 ,545 


85 


151 




I Change 


-1 


-2 


-.8 
























Port Administration 


1977 


8 


7 


1 




















5 














PD 


































1978 


28 


26 


2 

















3 


9 


2 













t Change 


+250 


+271 


+100 

























*1978 statistics included in State Police 



140 



866 


24 


512 


1 ,758 


2,038 


772 


447 


5,188 


1 ,019 


453 


2,940 


1 ,505 


9,940 


147 


10,560 


23 


246 


1 ,115 


682 


11 


539 


1 ,923 


1.932 


551 


469 


4,595 


695 


265 


2,622 


1 ,462 


7,939 


70 


10,047 


5 


164 


1,014 


-21 


-54 


+5 


+9 


-5 


-29 


+5 


-11 


-32 


-41 


-11 


-3 


-20 


-52 


-5 


-78 


-33 


-9 


862 


24 


507 


1,758 


2,033 


772 


444 


5,101 


1,015 


453 


2,939 


1,505 


9,898 


147 


9,154 





243 


1 ,108 


678 


11 


537 


1 ,923 


1 ,920 


551 


467 


4,534 


694 


265 


2,620 


1,462 


7,897 


70 


8,635 





164 


1,014 



0010 100 33 00 40 8020 

0000 200 14 00 50 19 000 



0000 100 230 1 00 8000 

1000 200 500 2 30 3000 



0000 000 000 10 0000 

0000 000 100 10 1000 



3 3 2 36 2 6 20 1 

0000 801 500 33 45 500 



1,342 3 

1 ,326 



4040 000 50 10 10 22 304 

3020 001 36 10 00 18 000 



689 


6 


185 


480 


199 


34 


101 


1 ,239 


31 


8 


1 ,263 


178 


789 


83 


1,887 


607 


2 


171 


678 


6 


161 


562 


151 


48 


119 


1 ,138 


37 


5 


1 ,392 


198 


521 


133 


1 ,931 


213 


5 


189 


-2 





-13 


+17 


-24 


+41 


+18 


-8 


+19 


-37 


+10 


+11 


-34 


+60 


+2 


-65 


+150 


+10 


120 





41 


81 


66 





19 


234 


5 





224 


78 


287 





305 


237 





34 


127 





34 


98 


50 





13 


210 





1 


234 


81 


168 





360 


115 


1 


54 



500 6 120 357 77 34 76 711 23 8 806 92 459 82 1 ,183 147 2 110 

473 4 98 387 64 46 89 641 33 4 661 113 310 132 1 ,101 90 2 75 



0010 10 00 10 30 2 20 2900 



0000 000 000 00 202 000 

0000 000 000 00 140 000 



69 23 42 46 6 284 231 8 41 1 195 214 27 

78 2 29 77 37 2 1 7 287 4 497 4 43 1 330 8 2 50 



488 


16 


168 


631 


213 


26 


158 


1 ,782 


102 


137 


817 


580 


1 ,077 


71 


2,359 


36 


14 


334 


552 


10 


179 


809 


191 


25 


170 


1 ,464 


91 


179 


1 ,026 


315 


989 


58 


2,351 





14 


230 


+13 


-37 


+6 


+28 


-10 


-4 


+7 


-18 


-11 


+31 


+26 


-46 


-8 


-18 


-.3 







-31 


444 


10 


137 


600 


191 


26 


151 


1 ,662 


87 


11 


704 


577 


1 ,046 


70 


2,244 





14 


293 


516 


9 


152 


786 


168 


25 


162 


1,387 


62 


11 


838 


306 


966 


53 


2,216 





14 


210 





2 


1 



























































2 





3 











3 


1 








5 












141 



Sparrows Point PD 


1977 


21 


21 

















1 











3 










1978 


12 


1 2 

















2 





3 





1 










% Change 


-43 


-43 


























Towson State 


1977 


28 


21 


7 














2 


1 


4 


1 


3 





1 


University PD 


































1978 


70 


44 


26 














6 


10 


10 





6 










% Change 


+150 


+109 


+271 
























University of Maryland 1977 


22 


16 


6 














1 


2 


10 


1 











Baltimore County PD 


































1978 


8 


8 























4 





2 










% Change 


-64 


-50 


























Baltimore County SO 


1977 


125 


125 








































1978 


167 


167 








































% Change 


+34 


+34 


























State Police 


1977 


821 


632 


189 


1 


2 


4 


9 


29 


40 


64 


20 


74 





5 




1978 


869 


759 


1 10 


1 


2 


6 


4 


28 


37 


1 03 


26 


1 1 3 


1 


3 




% Change 


+6 


+20 


-42 
























HARFORD COUNTY 


1977 


4,558 


2,973 


1,585 


3 


5 


18 


43 


173 


373 


818 


76 


500 


4 


40 




1978 


4,523 


3,048 


1 ,475 


1 


4 


7 


39 


1 36 


333 


780 


65 


624 


1 1 


35 




% Change 


-.8 


+2 


-7 


-67 


-20 


-61 


-9 


-21 


-11 


-5 


-14 


+25 


+175 


-12 


Aberdeen PD 


1977 


347 


256 


91 


1 





4 


2 


34 


41 


52 


8 


38 


3 


4 




1978 


391 


329 


62 


1 








5 


1 2 


26 


39 


7 


86 


1 


5 




% Change 


+13 


+28 


-32 
























Bel Air PD 


1977 


572 


306 


266 











2 


6 


10 


181 


2 


33 





2 




1978 


41 7 


1 67 


250 











2 


3 


30 


1 56 


9 


28 










% Change 


-27 


-45 


-6 
























Havre de Grace PD 


1977 


300 


189 


111 











1 


2 


15 


28 


3 


32 





2 




1978 


1 79 


118 


61 











1 


1 7 


23 


12 


1 


24 


1 







% Change 


-40 


-38 


-45 
























Harford County SO 


1977 


2,198 


1 ,608 


590 


2 





4 


19 


39 


222 


340 


12 


314 


1 


26 




1978 


2,517 


1 ,820 


697 





c 


4 


10 


36 


1 80 


382 


25 


379 


9 


24 




% Change 


+14 


+13 


+18 
























State Police 


1977 


1,141 


614 


527 





5 


10 


19 


92 


85 


217 


51 


83 





6 




1978 


1 ,019 


614 


405 





4 


3 


21 


68 


74 


1 91 


23 


107 





6 




% Change 


-11 





-23 
























HOWARD COUNTY 


1977 


3,574 


2,454 


1,120 


5 


1 


25 


64 


270 


286 


451 


89 


127 


4 


44 




1978 


3,781 


2,658 


1 ,123 


2 


3 


18 


43 


393 


215 


519 


110 


83 


2 


42 




% Change 


+6 


+8 


+ .3 


-60 


+200 


-28 


-33 


+46 


-25 


+ 13 


+24 


-35 


-50 


-4 


Howard County PD 


1977 


2,913 


1 ,928 


985 


2 





21 


49 


254 


267 


422 


76 


85 


4 


35 




1978 


3,145 


2,116 


1 ,029 





1 


16 


34 


377 


1 81 


467 


95 


1 9 


2 


35 




% Change 


+8 


+10 


+4 
























Howard County SO 


1977 


88 


88 








































1978 


57 


56 


1 











1 














1 










% Change 


-35 


-36 


























State Police 


1977 


573 


438 


135 


3 


1 


4 


15 


16 


19 


39 


13 


42 





9 




1978 


579 


486 


93 


2 


2 


2 


8 


16 


34 


52 


14 


63 





7 




% Change 


+1 


+11 


-31 
























PARKS 


Maryland Alcohol i 


1977 


74 


74 






































Tobacco Tax Enforce. 


































1978 


32 


32 







































% Change ^57 zlL 



142 



0200 100 020 1 20 9000 

0000 000 001 1 20 2000 



1000 001 000 50 8001 

0000 001 800 21 26 000 



0030 000 000 2 00 3000 

0001 000 000 1 00 0000 



0000 000 00 125 00 0000 

0000 000 000 00 167 000 



43 2 27 31 21 6 120 1 3 1 1 10 3 24 1 95 36 40 

36 1 27 22 21 7 66 29 183 8 19 4 102 20 



156 140 309 78 8 41 238 2 109 125 35 193 51 856 111 53 

226 2 121 242 74 19 144 283 1 3 95 182 105 182 4 751 4 41 

Hi - -14 -22 -5 +137 ^■^51 *^9 +550 -13 ^46 +200 -6 -92 ^11 :: -23 

2 2 11 13 10 18 51 2 32 9 

3 20 10 4 9 15 100 40 8 



13 26 77 69 16 42 5 81 5 2 

0050 700 72 00 17 9 19 1 59 000 



202 31 8001700 1 7 36 44 66 003 

0013 100 401 1 40 21 3 21 022 



137 99 167 18 6 34 27 1 109 6 4 2 3 588 

21 1 1 97 162 26 9 95 124 1 92 5 50 21 567 2 5 



15 24 100 13 2 7 1 07 1 31 8 31 89 106 39 

15 1 15 57 30 6 49 74 12 2 144 6 21 64 26 



115 


2 


68 


107 


96 





41 


338 


5 


13 


468 


31 


189 


12 


592 


52 





59 


130 


3 


77 


148 


100 


4 


41 


476 


6 


23 


515 


34 


170 


5 


540 


7 





72 


+13 


+50 


+13 


+38 


+4 







+41 


+20 


+77 


+10 


+10 


-10 


-58 


-9 


-86 




+4 


97 


2 


45 


94 


72 





25 


288 


3 


8 


380 


22 


173 


9 


433 


11 





36 


111 


2 


59 


129 


86 


3 


36 


419 


3 


23 


357 


34 


161 


4 


427 


7 





56 



0000 000 004 00 84 000 

0000 000 000 00 55 000 



18 23 1 3 24 15 50 2 1 88 9 16 3 75 41 33 

19 1 18 19 14 1 5 57 3 158 9 1 58 16 



40 000 000 000 33 00 100 

22 000 000 000 10 00 000 



143 



1 1 I I II I 1 ii II I i 11 I II 



Maryland State Fire 
Marshal's Office 


1977 


135 


62 


73 





























77 





































1978 


252 


80 


1 72 














1 














153 







t Change 


+87 


+29 


+136 
























Maryland Park Service 


1977 


1 ,285 


1 ,051 


234 




















1 





1 










1 978 


1 ,444 


1 ,1 32 


312 














2 






















% Change 


+12 


+8 


+33 
























Maryland Toll 


1977 


299 


290 


9 














1 








1 


2 








Faci 1 ities 


































1978 


250 


243 


7 














8 








5 













% Change 


-16 


-16 


-22 
























Natural Resources 


1977 


4,810 


4,742 


68 














1 





11 
















1978 


5,293 


5,287 


6 





































% Change 


+10 


+11 


-91 
























U.S. Park Service 


1977 


1,498 


1,123 


375 








6 





52 





5 


37 





2 







1978 


1,325 


830 


495 








1 





19 





7 


36 


3 










% Change 


-11 


-26 


+32 

























144 













































S8 





















































98 




















2 


45 








90 











403 


59 





681 


2 





1 














39 








82 











538 


40 





743 























4 








7 








251 





1 





32 

















1 


1 


3 





1 


5 





23 


187 





9 





2 








5 












































4,798 





















































4,781 


512 














16 


24 


49 





35 


191 


1 





278 


290 


295 





159 


35 





23 








20 


22 


62 





4 


96 








230 


198 


308 





261 


44 


1 


13 



145 



LAW 
ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS KILLED 



Four law enforcement officers were killed in Maryland during 
1978 while in the line of duty. Two officers were feloniously killed 
and two were accidentally killed. The following summaries are based 
on information provided by the respective agencies and by the Federal 
Bureau of Investigation who conducts in-depth investigations into these 
tragic incidents in which law enforcement officers have made the supreme 
sacrifice in the performance of their duties. 



FEBRUARY 16, 1978 

A Baltimore City Police Officer gave his life in an attempt 
to insure the safety of the residents of an apartment building fire. 
The officer, a white male, 33 years of age, became trapped in an ele- 
vator while warning residents of the fire. Firefighters made repeated 
efforts to locate the officer as they followed screens of water through 
the burning hallways. However, there was no way to reach the trapped 
officer. 



JUNE 26, 1978 

Two officers with the Prince George's County Police Depart- 
ment were killed at a police substation while a larceny suspect they 
had apprehended was being processed. The suspect, a 15-year-old male, 
was taken by one victim officer, aged 26, into a fingerprinting room 
where a struggle ensued and the suspect allegedly gained control of 
the officer's .38-caliber service weapon. Reportedly, the male shot 
the 6-year veteran once in the abdomen, exited the room, and encoun- 
tered two other officers. Upon seeing them, the suspect allegedly 
fired four more shots striking the second officer, a 25-year-old 
5-year veteran, who had aided in his arrest. The juvenile was sub- 
dued at the scene by other officers. Both victims succumbed to their 
wounds shortly after the incident. Subsequently, the suspect was 
found guilty of voluntary manslaughter and violation of firearms laws. 



OCTOBER 22, 1978 

On this date Baltimore City Police Officers responded to 
a downtown bus terminal for a complaint of an armed man menacing 
citizens. As officers were attempting to disarm the suspect, he 
lunged at them. There was a volley of shots and the suspect was 
felled. As officers went to check the suspect, they discovered 
that an officer, a white male, aged 28, had been shot. He had a 
head wound and lay bleeding 30 feet from the suspect. He died five 
days later. It appeared that a police round, ricochetting from 
other tall brick walls which surrounded the area, may have hit the 
officer. 



149 



LAW ENFORCEMENT 
OFFICERS ASSAULTED 



The following information is based on a detailed monthly 
collection of data in the Uniform Crime Reporting System regarding 
the problem of assaults on local, county and state law enforcement 
officers. The large number of reported assaults on sworn officers 
is in part due to a prevalent attitude of disrespect for law enforce- 
ment in certain elements of our society. 

A total of 3,024 law enforcement officers in Maryland 
were victims of assault in the line of duty during 1978, as com- 
pared to 3,335 assaults during 1977, resulting in a 9.3 percent 
decrease. 

The rate of assaults on law enforcement officers for the 
state was 27 assaults for every 100 sworn officers, as compared 
to 31 assaults per 100 sworn officers in 1977. 

Physical force was used in 81.8 percent of all assaults 
on pol ice officers. 

The greatest number of assaults (1,235) or 40.8 percent 
occurred while officers were responding to disturbance calls 
(family disputes, man with a gun, etc.). 33.9 percent of assaults 
on police officers occurred between 10:00 P.M. and 2:00 A.M. 

A total of 2,983 assaults on law enforcement officers 
were cleared during 1978, amounting to a 98.6 percent clearance 
rate, as compared to the 98 percent clearance rate in 1977. 



151 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE 

1978 



81.9% 




4 Yr. ' ' 

Total 1978 1977 1976 1975 



Firearm 


575 


103 


147 


161 


164 


Knife 


409 


103 


116 


90 


100 


Other 


1 ,223 


343 


308 


313 


259 


Physical Force 


10,907 


2,475 


2,764 


2,720 


2,948 



152 



POLICE ASSAULTED 



PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TYPE ACTIVITY 




RESPONDING TO DISTURBANCE CALLS 



'ATTEMPTING OTHER ARRESTS 



ALL OTHER 



TRAFFIC PURSUITS & STOPS 

HANDLING, TRANSPORTING & 
CUSTODY OF PRISONERS 



INVESTIGATION OF 
SUSPICIOUS PERSONS 



MENTALLY DERANGED 



BURGLARIES 
IN PROGRESS 



CIVIL 
DISORDER 



.ROBBERIES IN 
PROGRESS 

r— AMBUSH 



40.8 24.0 13.0 10.7 5.0 3.2 1.2 

153 



1.1 



.3 



.2 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION OF INJURIES VS NON-INJURIES 

1977 & 1978 



75.5% 




4 Yr. 





Total 


1978 


1977 


1976 


1975 


No Personal 
Injury 


10,028 


2,283 


2,532 


2,518 


2,695 


Personal 
Injury 


3,086 


741 


803 


766 


776 



154 



POLICE ASSAULTED 

PERCENT DISTRIBUTION BY TIME OF DAY 

1978 




155 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE 


OF WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Pol ice Assaults 
Cleared 




Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


REGION 1 


81 


9 


3 


7 


62 


29 


81 


CAROLINE COUNTY 


4 





1 


1 


2 


1 


4 


Denton PD 


2 


D 








2 





2 


Federal sburg PD 


1 








1 





1 


1 


State Police 


1 





1 





D 





1 


CECIL COUNTY 


17 


5 





2 


ID 


10 


17 


Elkton PD 


2 


1 





D 


1 


1 


2 


North East PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


Rising Sun PD 


1 


1 














1 


Cecil County SO 


1 


1 











1 


1 


State Police 


12 


2 





2 


8 


7 


12 


DORCHESTER COUNTY 


9 








1 


8 


4 


9 


Cambridge PD 


5 











5 


3 


5 


Dorchester County SO 


3 








1 


2 


1 


3 


State Police 


1 











1 





1 


KENT COUNTY 


4 











4 





4 


Rock Hall PD 


3 











3 





3 


State Police 


1 











1 


D 


1 


QUEEN ANNE'S COUNTY 


2 








1 


1 


1 


2 


State Pol ice 


2 








1 


1 


1 


2 


SOMERSET COUNTY 


3 











3 





3 


\*r 1 3 T 1 c 1 U r u 


] 


Q 


Q 


Q 




Q 


1 


Princess Anne PD 


1 











1 





1 


State Police 


1 











1 





1 


TALBOT COUNTY 


6 











6 


1 


6 


St. Michael's PD 


2 








D 


2 





2 


State Police 


4 











4 


1 


4 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


11 


4 


2 





5 


4 


11 


Fruitland PD 


2 


2 











1 


2 


Salisbury PD 


2 











2 


2 


2 


Salisbury State College PD 


1 











1 





1 


Wicomico County SO 


1 





1 








1 


1 


State Police 


5 


2 


1 





2 





5 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


25 








2 


23 


8 


25 


Berlin PD 


4 











4 





4 


Ocean City PD 


17 








1 


16 


6 


17 


Pocomoke City PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


Ocean Pines PD 


1 








1 








1 


State Police 


2 











2 


1 


2 



156 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE 


OF WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Police Assaults 
Cleared 




Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


REGION 11 


38 





1 


4 


33 


21 


36 


CALVERT COUNTY 


15 








1 


14 


14 


13 


Chesapeake Beach PD 


5 








1 


4 


5 


4 


North Beach PD 


9 











9 


9 


8 


State Police 


1 











1 





1 


CHARLES COUNTY 


19 





1 


3 


15 


6 


19 


Charles County SO 


10 





1 


1 


8 


5 


10 


State Police 


9 








2 


7 


1 


9 


ST. MARY'S COUNTY 


4 











4 


1 


4 




3 


Q 


Q 





3 





3 


Stdt6 Pol i C6 


1 


Q 


Q 


Q 


1 


1 


1 


REGION III 


143 


3 


4 


13 


123 


35 


139 


ALLEGANY COUNTY 


16 








3 


13 


5 


15 


Westernport PD 


10 











10 


2 


10 


Frostburg State College PO 


2 








2 





1 


1 


State Police 


4 








1 


3 


2 


4 


CARROLL COUNTY 


27 








2 


25 


5 


27 


Sykesville PD 


3 











3 





3 


Taneytown PD 


4 








1 


3 


1 


4 


Westminster PD 


9 








1 


8 


2 


9 


State Police 


11 











11 


2 


11 


FREDERICK COUNTY 


47 


1 


1 


6 


39 


10 


46 


Emmitsburg PO 


1 


1 














1 


Frederick PD 


41 





1 


5 


35 


8 


40 


Frederick County SO 


3 








1 


2 


2 


3 


State Police 


2 











2 





2 


GARRETT COUNTY 


4 











4 


2 


4 


Oakland PD 


1 











1 


1 


1 


Garrett County SO 


2 











2 


1 


2 


State Police 


1 











1 





1 


WASHINGTON COUNTY 


49 


2 


3 


2 


42 


13 


47 


Hagerstown PO 


31 





3 


2 


26 


9 


30 


Williamsport PO 


3 











3 





2 


Washington County SO 


14 


2 








12 


4 


14 


State Police 


1 











1 





1 


REGION IV 


556 


11 


13 


87 


445 


118 


548 


MONTGOMERY COUNTY 


178 


2 


5 


21 


150 


74 


176 


Md. National Capital Park Police 


3 








1 


2 


1 


3 


Montgomery County PO 


161 


2 


2 


20 


137 


69 


159 



157 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE 


OF WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Pol i ce Assaul ts 
CI eared 




Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


Rockvllle PD 


5 





3 





2 


1 


5 


Takoma Park PD 


7 











7 


2 


7 


Montgomery County SO 


2 











2 


1 


2 


PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 


378 


9 


8 


66 


295 


44 


372 


Berwyn Heights PD 


1 











1 





1 


Bladensburg PD 


3 








1 


2 


1 


3 


Capitol Heights PD 


4 








3 


1 





4 


Cheverly PD 


5 








1 


4 





5 


Colmar Manor-Cottage City PD 


3 











3 


1 


3 


District Heights PD 


1 








1 





1 





Forest Heights PD 


2 











2 





2 


Greenbelt PD 


n 











11 


1 


11 


Landover Hills PD 


3 











3 





3 


Laurel PD 


18 


1 





1 


16 





18 


Morningside PD 


1 











1 





1 


Mt. Rainier PD 


1 


1 














1 


Pr. George's County PD 


287 


5 


7 


50 


225 


33 


283 


Riverdale PD 


4 











4 





4 


Takoma Park PD 


5 











5 





5 


Univ. of Md. College Park PD 


9 








2 


7 


2 


8 


State Police 


20 


2 


1 


7 


10 


5 


20 


REGION V 


2,199 


78 


82 


231 


1 ,808 


535 


2,173 


BALTIMORE CITY 


1,388 


62 


54 


157 


1 ,115 


300 


1 ,373 


Baltimore City PD 


1 ,373 


62 


52 


156 


1,103 


296 


1 ,360 


Univ. of Md. Balto. City PD 


10 











10 


4 


9 


University of Baltimore 


2 











2 





2 


Baltimore City SO 


3 





2 


1 








2 


ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 


87 


4 





13 


70 


15 


85 


Annapolis PO 


50 


1 





7 


42 


2 


48 


Anne Arundel County PD 


14 


2 





5 


7 


6 


14 


State Police 


23 


1 





1 


21 


7 


23 


BALTIMORE COUNTY 


584 


10 


25 


45 


504 


186 


576 


Baltimore County PD 


568 


10 


25 


42 


491 


184 


561 


Sparrows Point PD 


1 











1 





1 


Univ. of Md. Balto. County PD 


1 











1 





1 


Towson State University PD 


4 








3 


1 


1 


3 


State Police 


10 











10 


1 


10 


HARFORD COUNTY 


42 








7 


35 


8 


42 


Aberdeen PD 


10 











10 





10 


Bel Air PD 


4 








1 


3 





4 


Havre de Grace PD 


3 


c 








3 


1 


3 


Harford County SO 


1 











1 





1 


State Pol ice 


24 








6 


18 


7 


24 



158 



LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS ASSAULTED 





Total Officers 
Assaulted 




TYPE 


OF WEAPON 




With Personal 
Injury 


Police Assaults 
Cleared 




Firearm 


Knife 


Other 
Weapons 


Physical 
Force 


HOWARD COUNTY 


98 


2 


3 


9 


84 


25 


97 


Howard County PD 


90 


2 


3 


9 


76 


25 


89 


State Police 


8 











8 


1 


8 


PARKS 


Natural Resources 


1 











1 





1 


Maryland Park Service 


1 


1 

















Maryland Toll Facilities 


5 


1 





1 


3 


3 


5 



159 



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EMPLOYEE DATA 



Police Employee Data 

The Uniform Crime Reporting Program in Maryland incor- 
porates the collection of pertinent data relating to the police 
of the State. Information regarding police employee strength is 
discussed in this section. 

This information is submitted by county, municipal, and 
state law enforcement agencies and compiled on an annual basis. 
Specific information concerning the number of law enforcement em- 
ployees reflects the status as of October 31, 1978. 



Law Enforcement Employee Rates 

In 1978, the average number of full-time law enforcement 
employees (county, municipal and state) including civilian employees, 
amounted to 3.3 for each 1,000 inhabitants of the State. The rate 
based on sworn personnel only (excluding civilians), amounted to 
2.7 per 1,000 population. In 1977, the average numtDer of full-time 
law enforcement employees amounted to 3.3 for each 1,000 inhabitants 
and 2.7 sworn personnel per 1,000 inhabitants of the State. There 
was no increase in the average number of law enforcement employees 
or the average number of sworn personnel . 

The ratio of law enforcement employees per 1,000 popula- 
tion in any given area or municipality is influenced by a number 
of factors, much the same as the crime rate. The determination 
of law enforcement strength for a given county or municipality is 
based on factors such as population density, size and character 
of the community, geographic location, proximity to metropolitan 
areas, and other conditions which exist in the area generating 
the need for law enforcement services. Employee rates also differ 
among agencies since, in particular, there is a wide variation in 
the responsibilities and level of activity within various law en- 
forcement agencies. The information in this section relates to 
reported police employee strength and should not be interpreted 
as recommended strength for any area. 

Civilian Employees 

The personnel of each law enforcement agency differ as 
to the demands and responsibilities placed before them. Many 



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police officers are fully occupied with clerical tasks and are not 
free to perform active police duties. Some police administrators 
use civilians in this capacity, thus freeing the sworn personnel 
for actual police related services. 

As of October 31, 1978, 2,446 or 18 percent of the total 
number of police employees in Maryland were civilians, as compared 
to 2,449 or 18 percent in 1977. 



Municipalities 

As of October 31, 1978, municipal police departments 
reported a total of 5,086 employees. This represents a rate of 
3.8 police employees per 1,000 population and a rate of 3.2 sworn 
personnel per 1,000 population, as compared to 3.9 police employees 
per 1,000 population in 1977, and 3.3 sworn personnel rate per 1,000 
population. There were 4,311 sworn officers and 775 civilian em- 
ployees in 1978, as compared to 4,418 sworn officers and 779 civi- 
lians in 1977. The sworn personnel represents 85 percent of the 
total employees, and the civilians 15 percent, the same as in 
1977. 



Counties 

This category includes data from County Police Depart- 
ments, Sheriff's Departments and State Police. Combined, they 
reported as of October 31, 1978, a total of 7,050 police employees. 
This amounts to a ratio of 2.5 police employees per 1,000 popula- 
tion and a ratio of 2.0 sworn personnel per 1,000 population, as 
compared to 2.8 police employees per 1,000 population and 2.2 
sworn personnel per 1,000 population for 1977. There were 5,615 
sworn personnel and 1,435 civilian personnel. The sworn personnel 
represent 80 percent of the total, and the civilians 20 percent, 
the same as in 1977. 

The Parks, Tolls, College and University Police accounted 
for 1,448 sworn and civilian police employees. This represents 
10.7 percent of the total police employees. These figures are not 
included in the above statistics of municipal and county categories. 

Any attempt to break down the categories above (County 
Police Departments, Sheriff's Departments and State Police) on a 
statewide basis would be misleading, as they have overlapping and 
concurrent jurisdiction in many areas. Therefore, these categories 
have been combined in order to represent the best possible ratios 
of police employees to the current population. 



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EMPLOYEE RATES 



NUMBER RATE 

REGION I 873 3.1 

Carol ine County 41 1.8 

Cecil County 181 3.3 

Dorchester County 73 2.4 

Kent County 32 1.9 

Queen Anne's County 49 2.2 

Somerset County 58 2.9 

Talbot County 101 3.8 

Wicomico County 158 2.6 

Worcester County 180 6.5 

REGION II 275 1.8 

Calvert County 56 1.9 

Charles County 141 2.1 

St. Mary's County 78 1.5 

REGION III 811 2.0 

Allegany County 207 2.6 

Carroll County 137 1.5 

Frederick County 206 2.0 

Garrett County 43 1.7 

Washington County 218 2.0 

REGION IV 2,895 2.3 

Montgomery County 1,190 2.0 

Pr. George's County 1,705 2.5 

REGION V 7,986 3.9 

Baltimore City 4,089 5.2 

Anne Arundel County 852 2.3 

Baltimore County 2,441 3.8 

Harford County 299 2.0 

Howard County 305 2.6 

PARKS 744 

STATE TOTAL 13,584 3.3 



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LAW ENFORCEMENT 
EMPLOYEE DATA 



NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



REGION I 873 

CAROLINE COUNTY 41 

Denton 6 

Federal sburg 5 

Goldsboro 1 

Greensboro 2 

Preston 3 

Ridgely 2 

Sheriff's Dept. 11 

State Police 11 

CECIL COUNTY 181 

Chesapeake City 2 

Elkton 15 

North East 4 

Port Deposit 3 

Rising Sun 5 

Sheriff's Dept. 24 

State Police 128 

DORCHESTER COUNTY 73 

Cambridge 40 

Hurlock 3 

Sheriff's Dept. 18 

State Police 12 

KENT COUNTY 32 

Chestertown 8 

Rock Hall 3 

Sheriff's Dept. 13 

State Police 8 



718 


155 


764 


109 


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7 


4 


10 


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10 


1 


10 


1 


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1 DO 


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1 / 


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U 


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12 


3 


12 


3 


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4 





3 





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U 


3 


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3 


1 


J 


111 
1 1 1 


1 / 


Tin 


y 


65 


8 


67 


6 


32 


8 


36 


4 


3 





3 





18 





16 


2 


12 





12 





24 


8 


28 


4 


6 


2 


7 


1 


3 





3 





7 


6 


10 


3 


8 





8 






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NUMBER 


NUMBER 


NUMBER 


NUMBER 




TOTAL 


SWORN 


CIVILIAN 


MALE 


FEMALE 


OUEEN ANNE' S COUNTY 


49 


44 


5 


43 


6 


Centreville 


5 


5 





5 





Sheriff's Dept. 


9 


9 





9 





State Police 


35 


30 


5 


29 


6 


SOMERSET COUNTY 


58 


53 


5 


50 


8 


Crisf ield 


11 


8 


3 


9 


2 


Princess Anne 


6 


6 





6 





UMES 


11 


10 


1 


10 


1 


Sheriff's Dept. 


14 


1 3 


1 


9 


5 


State Police 


16 


16 





16 





TALBOT COUNTY 


101 


83 


18 


89 


12 


Easton 


25 


20 


5 


20 


5 


Oxford 


3 


3 





3 





St. Michael ' s 


6 


5 


1 


5 


1 


Trappe 


2 


2 





2 





Sheriff's Dept. 


15 


12 


3 


13 


2 


State Police 


50 


41 


9 


46 


4 


WICOMICO COUNTY 


158 


126 


32 


136 


22 


Delmar 


7 


5 


2 


6 


1 


Frui 1 1 and 


5 


4 


1 


4 


1 


Sal isbury 


54 


46 


8 


44 


10 


Salisbury State College 


15 


14 


1 


14 


1 


Sheriff's Dept. 


20 


14 


6 


15 


5 


State Police 


57 


43 


14 


53 


4 


WORCESTER COUNTY 


180 


130 


50 


149 


31 


Berl in 


9 


6 


3 


8 


1 


Ocean City 


76 


64 


12 


66 


10 


Ocean Pines 


13 


9 


4 


11 


2 


Pocomoke City 


14 


11 


3 


10 


4 


Snow Hill 


8 


6 


2 


6 


2 


Sheriff's Dept. 


31 


13 


18 


26 


5 


State Police 


29 


21 


8 


22 


7 



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NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
TOTAL SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



REGION II 275 

CALVERT COUNTY 56 

Chesapeake Beach 5 

North Beach 4 

Sheriff's Dept. 16 

State Police 31 

CHARLES COUNTY 141 

La Plata 1 

Sheriff's Dept. 85 

State Police 55 

ST. MARY'S COUNTY 78 

Leonardtown 2 

St. Mary's College 11 

Sheriff's Dept. 34 

State Police 31 

REGION III 811 

ALLEGANY COUNTY 207 

Cumberland 78 

Frostburg 14 
Frostburg St. College 17 

Lonaconing 3 

Luke 3 

Westernport 6 

Sheriff's Dept. 32 

State's Att. Office 7 

State Police 47 

CARROLL COUNTY 137 

Hampstead 1 

Manchester 2 

Sykesville 6 

Taneytown 5 



240 


35 


250 


25 


55 


1 


55 


1 


5 





5 





4 





4 





15 


1 


15 


1 




U 


1 


U 


114 


27 


126 


15 


1 





1 





72 


13 


74 


11 


41 


14 


51 


4 


71 


7 


69 


9 


1 


1 


1 


1 


11 





10 


1 


29 


5 


28 


6 


30 


1 


30 


1 


688 


123 


734 


77 


178 


29 


192 


15 


71 


7 


75 


3 


1 3 


1 


1 3 


1 


17 





16 


1 


3 





3 





3 





3 





5 


1 


6 





26 


6 


27 


5 


2 


5 


5 


2 


38 


9 


44 


3 


122 


15 


126 


11 


1 





1 





2 





2 





6 





6 





4 


1 


4 


1 



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TOTAL 

CARROLL COUNTY 
(Cont'd) 



Westminster 18 

Sheriff's Dept. 24 

State Police 81 

FREDERICK COUNTY 206 

Brunswick 12 

Emmitsburg 2 

Frederick 81 

Thurmont 3 

Sheriff's Dept. 21 

State Police 87 

GARRETT COUNTY 43 

Oakland 8 

Sheriff's Dept. 18 

State Police 17 

WASHINGTON COUNTY 218 

Boonsboro 2 

Hagerstown 105 

Hancock 3 

Wil 1 iamsport 5 

Sheriff's Dept. 47 

State Police 56 

REGION IV 2,895 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 1,190 

Chevy Chase 8 

Gaithersburg 5 

Kensington 1 

Md. Nat. Cap. Park 57 

Montgomery County 922 

Rockville 41 

Takoma Park 39 



NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



16 


2 


1 6 


2 


24 





23 


1 


69 


1 2 


"7 /I 

74 


7 


1 71 


35 


1 86 


20 


9 


3 


9 


3 


2 





2 





70 


11 


70 


11 


3 





3 





17 


4 


17 


4 


70 


1 7 


85 


2 


35 


8 


40 


3 


7 


1 


7 


1 


1 1 


7 


1 6 


2 


1 7 





1 7 





182 


36 


190 


28 


2 





2 





85 


20 


93 


12 


3 





3 





4 


1 


3 


2 


41 


6 


36 


11 


47 


9 


53 


3 


,298 


597 


2,385 


510 


964 


226 


991 


199 


7 


1 


7 


1 


5 





5 





1 





1 





48 


9 


49 


8 


743 


179 


774 


148 


26 


15 


28 


13 


32 


7 


29 


10 



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TOTAL 

MONTGOMERY COUNTY 
(Cont'd) 



Sheriff's Dept. 70 

State Police 47 

PR. GEORGE'S COUNTY 1 ,705 

Berwyn Heights 1 
Bladensburg 21 
Bowie State College 17 
Capitol Heights 4 
Cheverly 7 
Colmar Manor- 
Cottage City 4 
District Heights 8 
Fairmount Heights 4 
Forest Heights 6 
Glen Arden 3 
Greenbelt 28 
Hyattsville 25 
Landover Hills 3 
Laurel 30 
Md. Nat. Cap. Park 62 
Morningside 1 
Mt. Rainier 18 
Pr. George's County 1 ,103 
Riverdale 10 
Univ. of Md.-C.P. 78 
University Park 7 
Upper Marlboro 1 
Sheriff's Dept. 122 
State Police 142 

REGION V 7,986 

BALTIMORE CITY 4,089 

Baltimore City 3,912 

Morgan State Univ. 31 

Univ. of Baltimore 13 

UMAB 70 

Sheriff's Dept. 63 



NUMBER 


NUMBER 


NUMBER 


NUMBEf 


SWORN 


CIVILIAN 


MALE 


FEMALI 


64 


6 


58 


12 


38 


9 


40 


7 


1 ,Ov54 


61 1 


1 , oy4 




1 





1 





15 


6 


17 


4 


13 


4 


14 


3 


4 





4 





7 





7 





3 


1 


3 


1 


7 


1 


7 


1 


3 


1 


3 


1 


5 


1 


5 


1 


3 





2 


1 


22 


6 


22 


6 


19 


6 


18 


7 


2 


1 


3 





21 


9 


24 


6 


51 


11 


48 


14 


1 





1 





11 


7 


16 


2 


837 


266 


896 


207 


6 


4 


6 


4 


63 


15 


67 


11 


7 





7 





1 





1 





110 


12 


100 


22 


1 LC 




1 oo 

1 CL 


on 


6,597 


1 ,389 


6,936 


1 ,050 


3,505 


584 


3,634 


455 


3,337 


575 


3,472 


440 


30 


1 


26 


5 


12 


1 


12 


1 


64 


6 


64 


6 


62 


1 


60 


3 



168 



LAW ENFORCEHENT EMPLOYEE DATA 



TOTAL 



ANNE ARUNDEL COUNTY 852 

Annapolis 105 

Anne Arundel County 550 

Sheriff's Dept. 26 

State Police 171 

BALTIMORE COUNTY 2,441 

Baltimore County 1,336 

Md. Port Admin. 89 

Sparrows Point 165 

Towson State Univ. 35 

UMBO 26 

Sheriff's Dept. 36 

State Police 754 

HARFORD COUNTY 299 

Aberdeen 30 

Bel Air 26 

Havre de Grace 23 

Sheriff's Dept. 129 

State Police 91 

HOWARD COUNTY 305 

Howard County 197 

Sheriff's Dept. 14 

State Police 94 

PARKS & TOLLS 744 

Md. Alcohol Tax Enf. 14 

Md. Park Service 247 

Md. Toll Facilities 198 

Natural Resources 239 

State Fire Marshal 46 

MARYLAND TOTALS 13,584 



NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER NUMBER 
SWORN CIVILIAN MALE FEMALE 



667 


185 


745 


107 


92 


13 


89 


16 


399 


151 


479 


71 


26 





24 


2 


150 


21 


153 


18 


940 


501 


2,046 


395 


,186 


150 


1,212 


124 


76 


13 


77 


12 


156 


9 


153 


12 


31 


4 


25 


10 


17 


9 


21 


5 


33 


3 


30 


6 


441 


313 


528 


226 


271 


28 


263 


36 


25 


5 


26 


4 


21 


5 


26 





19 


4 


17 


6 


129 





113 


16 


77 


14 


81 


10 


214 


91 


248 


57 


141 


56 


157 


40 


13 


1 


10 


4 


60 


34 


81 


13 


597 


147 


678 


66 


13 


1 


13 


1 


163 


84 


221 


26 


186 


12 


181 


17 


204 


35 


226 


13 


31 


15 


37 


9 


138 


2,446 


11 ,747 


1 ,837 



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